Police officer attacked, injured by hospital patient

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


A Lincoln police officer is suffering from cuts, bruises and a broken nose after a fight with a hospital patient.

        They say the officer had been called Thursday morning to help with a 34-year-old patient in the emergency room. Police say the patient had been taken into protective custody a week earlier and was being released. The 35-year-old officer was escorting the patient back to his room when the patient attacked.

Police say the man continued punching the officer until he started trying to get the officer’s gun out of his holster. The officer was then able to call for help on his radio.

The patient ran from the emergency room, but was soon captured. Police say the officer is recovering at home