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Cops: Patient Arrested After Assault On Nurse At Beth Israel

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FILE — NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A nurse was assaulted by a patient inside of Beth Israel Medical Center on Monday night.

A woman smacked the female nurse in the face, police said. The suspect was arrested and charges are pending.

The nurse was not seriously hurt in the incident which followed a more serious one that took place on Friday night, at Brookdale Hospital.

In that incident a patient attacked a nurse so badly that she needed brain surgery, police said.

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