Officials: Nurse stabbed by ER patient at New England hospital
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Officials say a nurse was stabbed by an emergency room patient at a Massachusetts hospital and suffered serious injuries.
Harrington Hospital spokesman Joseph Klimavich tells the Telegram & Gazette that the nurse was attacked around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday by a patient who had been through the registration process and was being directed for care.
The hospital says the patient fled after the stabbing. Southbridge police apprehended the suspect off-campus.
Authorities say the nurse was immediately treated in the emergency room, stabilized and then airlifted to UMass Medical Center.
No one was immediately identified.