Marquette Knife Assault Arrest

A Marquette man is in jail, accused of threatening a nurse at Marquette General Hospital with a knife.  The Marquette Police say he is 48-year-old Robert Allen Wallace.  The incident happened at about 8:30 Saturday night.

Police accuse Wallace of brandishing a knife while he was speaking with a nurse in the emergency room waiting area. The nurse called police, and Northern Michigan University Public Safety officers on duty in the hospital responded.  Marquette Police say the NMU Public Safety officers removed the knife without incident.

Wallace is in the Marquette County Jail on a felonious assault charge.

His preliminary exam in 96th District Court has not been scheduled yet.