Patient charged after nurse punched in face at Rhode Island hospital

A 24-year-old patient has been charged with punching a nurse in the face at the Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I., city police told the Providence Journal.

The patient, Tiana Solis, was charged with assault on healthcare providers or emergency services medical personnel, said Cmdr. Thomas Verdi, deputy police chief.

On April 28, the 34-year-old nurse told police that in the emergency room she asked Ms. Solis standard medical history questions, and she "became agitated” and accused the nurse of judging her, according to the Journal. Police said that's when Ms. Solis allegedly punched the nurse in the face and chest.

Ms. Solis acknowledged to police that she punched the nurse, according to the Journal.

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