COVID-19 patient allegedly punched nurse, spit on walls and floor of hospital

A Lincoln woman is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a hospital nurse and threatening others. 
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A Lincoln woman is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a hospital nurse and threatening others.

A nurse at CHI Saint Elizabeth told Lincoln police officers she was working when a patient, identified as 48-year-old Nyadak Chuol Tut, began yelling in a nearby room. When the nurse went to check on her, Tut allegedly pushed a table into her legs and left the room without a face mask.

Tut, who has been confirmed with COVID-19, continued to walk down the hall and began spitting on the walls and floor of the hospital, according to an arrest affidavit. According to the document, Tut then struck the nurse just below her eye and in her nose as she was trying to call for security. The nurse was wearing a face shield and N95 mask at the time, but suffered swelling and bruising to her face.

Tut continued to walk down the hall spitting and telling hospital staff to “shut up and they are going to die,” investigators said in court documents.

Tut was taken into custody after being medically cleared and lodged in Lancaster County Jail.

A judge on Friday set her bond at $50,000.

 

 

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