Baltimore police confirmed Saturday that a woman was arrested on suspicion that she fatally stabbed her son’s father at Johns Hopkins Hospital the previous day.
According to The Baltimore Sun, authorities arrived at the scene around 2:30 p.m. Friday in response to reports that hospital staff had entered a room following a disturbance to find a man with a stab wound. He was soon pronounced dead.
Police spokesperson T.J. Smith did not immediately identify either the victim or suspect.
UPDATE: Johns Hopkins Hospital incident is now a domestic related murder investigation. Female suspect in custody being charged w/ murder.
— T.J. Smith (@TJSmithMedia) October 14, 2017
WBAL later provided an update identifying the suspect as 30-year-old Anita Nicole Jones, who faces a first-degree murder charge. The victim was reportedly her husband, Christopher Yancey Sr.
According to Smith, the man and woman were the parents of a boy who was a patient at the hospital.
A hospital spokesperson emphasized that no one else was in any danger during the attack.
“This was an isolated incident and at no time were patients, staff or other visitors in danger,” said Kim Hoppe.
Police reports indicate Jones and Yancey were arguing in the room before their son was scheduled to undergo a medical procedure.
WTTG reported that the two were in their son’s patient room alone during the argument.
At one point during the altercation, Jones reportedly exited the room to tell employees that Yancey had cut himself.
Jones was no longer at the hospital when police arrived, according to WBAL.
Investigators soon determined it was unlikely Yancey’s death was the result of a suicide, according to reports, and Jones was taken into custody Saturday morning.
“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased,” said Hoppe, referring all other inquiries to police.
[Featured image: Baltimore police]