- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a patient being discharged from a Brooklyn hospital attacked a 70-year-old nurse.

The nurse was still hospitalized Sunday, two days after she was beaten unconscious while removing medical equipment from the patient in his hospital room at Brookdale Hospital.

Police say the man was about to leave the hospital Friday afternoon when he became agitated, struck her on the head and knocked her to the floor. She was unconscious as he kicked her about the face and head, causing serious injuries.

As of Saturday evening, the nurse was reported in critical condition with head trauma.

Authorities did not release her name, or that of the patient.

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