Patient opens fire at hospital after doctors wanted to shave his stomach hair before surgeryBy Mason White 12:19 PM October 29, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
A patient at a hospital in Lebanon, became extremely angry after doctors attempted to shave his stomach hair, police in Lebanon said.
Baalbek Police said that the patient, who was angry that the surgeon tried to shave his body hair to perform an operation, called his friends and told them to open fire at the hospital.
The patient, who was identified only by his surname Zeaiter, shouted at the surgeon on Monday, after he said that he can only perform surgery on the kidney if the stomach hair is shaved.
The situation quickly escalated, and the patient, who was concerned that his masculinity is at stake, called his friends to settle the issue with fire power.
The gunmen arrived quickly, and fired shots at the Mortada Hospital. The attack caused some damage to the second floor of the hospital, but no casualties were reported.
According to investigators, the patient and the surgeon are related. Police said that they are searching for the gunmen, but so far, no arrests have been made.