Patient shot by Virginia hospital security guard after fight

A security guard at Lynchburg (Va.) General Hospital shot a patient Monday after an altercation, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

The police identified the man as 28-year-old Jonathan Warner. They say he attacked a hospital security guard in a Lynchburg General Hospital building located next to the hospital's emergency department, taking the security guard's Taser and physically assaulting both the guard and another hospital employee. The patient was armed with the Taser at the time of the shooting.

According to a report from The News & Advance, Mr. Warner remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Lynchburg General Hospital is part of Lynchburg-based Centra, and the health system is cooperating with the police investigation.

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