Ellis Hospital went into 'controlled access' to protect stabbing victims – New York News

About 10 visitors were turned away from Ellis Hospital early Tuesday morning after two stabbing victims were admitted to the emergency room, the hospital said.

The hospital was under “controlled access” from shortly after 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., a procedure meant to protect victims of violence from anyone who may wish to inflict further harm on them, said Philip Schwartz, an Ellis Hospital spokesman.

Schwartz noted that the hospital was not on “lockdown” and said patients were not in danger.

The stabbing victims were wounded during a fight with each other, he said. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released — one around 3 a.m. and the other at 5 a.m.

Schenectady police were on the scene to “help calm the situation,” Schwartz said.

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