Naked hospital patient brutally beats nurse at Brooklyn hospital after refusing to be dischargedBy Mason White 2:13 PM February 9, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A nurse was left in critical condition after being beaten by a naked patient, police in New York said.
Brooklyn Police said that a nurse, 70, at the Brookdale Hospital, was beaten until she lost consciousness as she tried to prepare a patient for discharge. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon.
Hospital staff members saw the 40-year-old suspect, who was naked, beating the nurse at 4:30 p.m. The nurse suffered facial fractures, bleeding and bruises on her chest as a result the beating, police said.
Hospital staff told investigators that Kwincii Jones became angry when the nurse came into his room to prepare his discharge.
“He hit Evelyn Lynch with an IV pole,” a witness said.
He stopped assaulting the nurse when other nurses told him to stop. He ran into a bathroom, where hospital security kept him until police arrived.
The suspect was arrested and charged with attempted murder.