NAPA (CBS / AP) — A patient at Napa State Hospital has been arrested in connection with an assault that left an employee injured.
Hospital spokeswoman Deborah Moore announced the arrest on Wednesday, a day after the assault. She did not release the patient’s name or provide details about the incident although she did say the staff member was treated at a local hospital.
A union representative tells the Napa Valley Register the employee—a psychiatric technician— was injured while staff members were placing a patient in a restraint.
Brad Leggs of the psychiatric technicians’ union said the incident occurred in an area housing non-criminal patients.
Napa State has been roiled in recent years by patient attacks on staff members, among them the strangling of a psychiatric technician in October 2010.
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