Hospital patient had gun hidden in fake leg

275x250.jpg A hospital in Australia was put on lock-down after it was discovered that a patient had a handgun hidden in his prosthetic leg.

It's claimed the 66-year-old man -- who was admitted to St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney to have his second leg amputated -- was hiding the weapon.

The gun had been spotted by staff and the gun, along with two rounds of ammunition, were later discovered by police.

No-one was threatened with the gun and it's not clear why the man had taken it to the hospital but he and two visitor were charged with a range of offences.

It's also not clear whether the man was able to get his second prosthetic leg fitted with a machine gun.
A spokesperson for NSW Police said: "Police went to the room and found the gun secreted under a stocking in the man’s prosthesis

"The man’s son and his girlfriend were in the room at the time and were allegedly found in the possession of two rounds of ammunition for the gun.

"Police have seized the firearm and ammunition and have charged the trio over the incident."

NSW Police  

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