FLEMINGTON ,NJ - A Phillipsburg man has been indicted in connection with the assault of two emergency services technicians at Hunterdon Medical Center.

Kevin P. Flanagan, 49, was arrested at HMC around 6:27 a.m. Feb. 14. Police said they were dispatched to the hospital’s emergency room on the report of a patient who was out of control.

When he arrived, Patrolman Eli Walters found Flanagan “was under control but was agitated and confrontational,” police said. An investigation revealed Flanagan tried to stab a nurse with a pen and kicked another staff member -  who attempted to intervene -  in the stomach, according to police.

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Flanagan was indicted on two fourth-degree counts of aggravated assault, according to a press release issued today by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

“Emergency Service workers are an essential part of our society,” Kearns said in the statement, and should be “protected from any individual who would attempt to harm them as they perform vital services to our community.”