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Police: Meat cleaver thrown in maternity ward

Arlington County Police Department

Kareem Jorif was arrested after allegedly throwing a meat cleaver in the maternity ward of Virginia Hospital Center.

A bizarre incident involving a meat cleaver in a hospital maternity ward landed a man behind bars.

Kareem Jorif, 34, of Arlington, Va., is charged with multiple counts of attempted malicious wounding and carrying a concealed weapon.

Jorif went into the maternity ward at Virginia Hospital Center last week and got into an argument when he was told he couldn't go into a patient's room, police said.

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Jorif allegedly pulled out the knife from his waistband and used it to bang on a door before tossing it into the patient's room, according to police.

Investigators said he'd gone to the hospital to tell the woman her baby's father couldn't visit because he'd just been arrested.

Jorif was being held without bond.