NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A man from Queens was under arrest, accused of physically assaulting a nurse at a hospital in Nassau County.

According to detectives, 23-year-old Donte Oakes, a patient at Franklin General Hospital, broke a wooden chair into pieces, then used one of its legs to beat the nurse.

The 53-year-old woman suffered severe injuries to her head, face and neck.

Oakes was charged with first degree assault.

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