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.