Saudi man stabs nurse in brutal attack after he refused him pills

Saudi man repeatedly stabs nurse who refused to give him pills because he did not have a prescription

  • Filipino Rolando Mina, 29, had been filling out paperwork at the reception desk
  • The 23-year-old suspect enters the room before circling round and attacking
  • The vicious attack lasts no longer than 10 second before the Saudi man flees 

This is the shocking moment a nurse is repeatedly stabbed in the arm by a Saudi man – who became enraged after being refused medication.

Rolando Mina, 29, had been filling out paperwork at a reception desk at a hospital in Madinah, Saudi Arabia on May 17.

In graphic footage the 23-year-old suspect approaches the nurse’s desk and grapples with Rolando before plunging a knife into his left forearm as he tries to defend himself.

Terrified Rolando blocks the knife but the man returns and plunges the weapon once into his right arm. The nurse is treated seconds after the attack.

He said: ‘I was shocked at first. I thought he was only punching me so my instinct was to block it.

‘It was only after that I felt the pain, saw the blood and realised the man had a knife. I’m thankful to my colleagues for coming to my assistance.’

Police arrested the alleged attacker who told officers he became angry after Rolando, an overseas worker from the Philippines, refused to give him medicine without a prescription. 

The Saudi man repeatedly slashes at the nurse’s arms as the worker backs away in terror

Other members of staff grab the attacker and push him away before the Saudi man flees from the room after threatening another nurse

Rolando said it was the hospital’s policy to only hand out tablets with written confirmation from a doctor.

Jeddah Edgar Badajos, the Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, said the Arab man had been remanded in custody while the attack is investigated.

He said: ‘The man is already in jail and the case investigation is ongoing. Our health workers should not worry because it is an isolated case.’

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