The Washington Post

Arlington man arrested after hospital outburst with meat cleaver

A verbal altercation at an area hospital took a strange turn last week when an Arlington man pulled out a meat cleaver and used it in a threatening way, Arlington County police said Tuesday.

Kareem Jorif, 34, was arguing with staff at the Virginia Hospital Center on North George Mason Drive, last Friday around 5:30 p.m., police said.

He allegedly pulled a meat cleaver from his waistband and struck the door of a hospital room several times, police said. Jorif then allegedly threw the weapon toward the people inside the room, police said.

Police said Jorif was trying to visit a patient at the hospital.

Hospital security personnel detained him until police arrived. Jorif was arrested and charged with five counts of attempted malicious wounding and carrying a concealed weapon.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.