- Blood spattered on the ground outside The Huddersfield Hospital today
- Blood also smeared across entrance doors of hospital in West Yorkshire
- A man suffered serious injuries following assault in hospital's car park
- Staff have called patients to tell them not to come in for appointments
A private hospital was put on lockdown by police after a bloodied man was allegedly attacked with a knife in the car park then banged on the doors screaming for help.
Blood was today seen spattered on the ground outside The Huddersfield Hospital, part of BMI Healthcare, and was also left smeared across the entrance doors.
Police are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries following an assault in the car park of the hospital, which is set to remain shut until 7am tomorrow.
West Yorkshire Police received a number of reports at about midnight of an altercation in the grounds of the hospital and closed access to the site.
While officers were en route to the scene, police were made aware that a man with various injuries had arrived at NHS hospital Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
The man, who is believed to have been stabbed with a knife, is being treated in hospital for non-life threatening hand injuries. Police said the attack was 'targeted'.
Speaking at the scene today, a man, known only as Mark, said: 'My wife was in hospital at the time. She heard a guy screaming please help.
'He was getting either stabbed or slashed. She heard some kind of noises which sounded like gunshots. Then she heard police come and shout 'armed police'.
'She then said there were police everywhere. She was in a room above the foyer. She heard banging on the door but could not get out of bed because she had had an operation.'
It is understood the hospital doors are locked after visiting hours and in-patients often stay overnight.
Today, two PCSOs stood guard at the entrance while a police van and more officers stood inside the grounds of the hospital, surrounded by trees and next to a cricket pitch.