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WATERLOO – A Waterloo man has been arrested for allegedly threatening a hospital security guard with a knife Wednesday morning.

According to court records, Curtis Joseph Kirby, 27, was a patient at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital when he allegedly threatened staff in the emergency department. When a security guard entered the room, Kirby allegedly brandished a pen and then pulled out a folding knife and held it in a threatening manner.

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He dropped the knife when the guard, a retired sheriff’s deputy, drew his gun, according to court records.

Kirby was arrested for assault while displaying a weapon and interference.

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