Deputies: Woman assaulted by patient at mental hospital


BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – A female staff member was assaulted by a patient at a mental hospital Monday evening, according to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Joey Dobson said a male patient at North East Florida State Mental Hospital struck a female worker causing her to fall and hit her head.

She was flown to UF Health as a precautionary measure.

Deputies said when she arrived at the hospital, she was still conscious.

Charges are pending against the man.

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