The Israel Police arrested on Saturday a 20-year-old male from the city of Hura who attacked a guard in the maternity ward at Soroka Hospital.
After they were alerted, police arrested the assailant, who was caught by several other guards at the hospital. The man is being interrogated by police.
"We strongly condemn violence of any kind against the hospital staff and are determined to eradicate these phenomena," the police said.
A similar incident occurred in September, when family members of a patient at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv attacked three security guards.