PHILADELPHIA A suspect taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital grabbed for a police officer's gun after his handcuffs were removed for a medical procedure Monday night, police said.
Dwayne Walker, 38, of the Tioga section of the city, was in custody in connection with the stabbing Saturday of a 15-year-old boy when he was taken to the hospital, police said.
Walker had sustained "a severe laceration" to his hand, police said, but it was unclear when or how.
Two officers stationed in his room around 12:30 a.m. Monday removed his handcuffs so hospital staff could conduct testing, police said
Once his handcuffs were removed, Walker stood, yelled that he wasn't going back to jail, and tried to grab the gun of one of the officers, police said.