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Patient hits nurse, throws vomit bag and threatens to kill

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A 28-year-old Southport man has been charged with assaulting a nurse at Ballina Hospital on Monday (February 4).

While receiving treatment at the hospital, police allege the man slapped the female nurse in the face.

A few hours later he allegedly told the same nurse he was going to punch her in the face then kill someone.

When a paramedic stepped in to defend the nurse, the patient threatened to punch him in the throat. He then threw a vomit bag at the nurse.

The man fled the hospital but police located him on River Street.

He was taken to Ballina Police Station where he was charged with three counts of assault, intimidation, offensive language and breaching bail.

He was refused bail and appeared at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Horrid person!
    People are just trying to do their job helping others.
    How would he react to behaviour like this toward him or his family?
    I hope he gets a massive fine, or worse!

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