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Video shows nurses being attacked by patient in Minnesota hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, November 13, 2014

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A security video in a hospital in Golden Valley, Minnesota, captured the moment that a patient attacked a nursing station with an IV pole, according to a report from KARE-TV.

According to the report, 68-year-old Charles Emmett Logan, can be seen running through the nurse’s station at St. John’s Hospital wielding a metal pole at about 2 a.m. He then hoists the pole over his head and begins hitting nearby nurses who are attempting to flee the scene.

After the attack, Logan fled the building and police found him three blocks away. After being ordered to drop the pole, Logan refused. According to the report a Taser device used on him was not effective and officers eventually wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed him.

The report then said that moments later, Logan became was unresponsive and taken back to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Reports said that before the attack, medical staff told police he was suffering from paranoia.

 



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