Patient Attacks Napa State Staffers

A psych tech and several other staffers at Napa State Hospital were injured when a patient became irritated and fought staffers who tried to calm him.

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NAPA, Calif. — A psych tech and several other staffers at Napa State Hospital were injured on May 8 when a patient became irritated and fought staffers who tried to calm him.

One staff member suffered a serious leg injury during the altercation and underwent surgery at local hospital, ABC 7 reports. The attack occurred in a unit housing patients who have been committed by their families or through court ordered conservatorship programs, not the criminally insane.

The patient was arrested.

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