Woman accused of attacking nurse at Minnesota hospital

A 36-year-old woman has been charged with fourth degree assault after prosecutors say she hit a nurse in the face at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn., in October, according to WCCO.

According to the criminal complaint, Melissa Mau used plastic utensils to carve the words "Missy Mau Help" into the wall of her room while she was a patient in the hospital's emergency department on Oct. 4. Ms. Mau then hid near the door of her room. When a nurse came into the room, Ms. Mau allegedly punched him in the side of the head.

Hospital staff restrained and sedated Ms. Mau after she attempted to flee, according to the report.

The attack left two small abrasions on the nurse's face.

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