A Brantford man faces a number of charges following a disturbance in the emergency room of Brantford General Hospital.

According to Brantford Police, the 26-year-old man “became enraged” and began swinging a hammer around the room around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

As he did so, police say, he hit and damaged an advertising sign in the ER.

An on-duty paramedic then heard the commotion and approached the man.

Police say the paramedic began talking to the man with the hammer, who allegedly held his hammer over the paramedic’s head and threatened to hit him.

Instead, the man ended up dropping the hammer and was kept away from others until police arrived and placed him under arrest.

The man faces charges of assault with a weapon, mischief, causing a disturbance and breach of probation.