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Patient vs. Patient Assault Occurs at Pine Acres Nursing Home

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Credits: PineAcresRehab.org
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MADISON, NJ - Two patients at Pine Acres Nursing Home became embroiled in a dispute that resulted in the assault of a 92-year-old man at the facility early Thursday.

According to Madison police, a 73-year-old patient apparently assaulted the 92-year-old patient, whom responding officers found in bed bleeding with obvious head and facial injuries that he allegedly sustained from the suspect, Richard Szabo, striking him several times using a leg support that was taken off his wheelchair. The incident was reported shortly before 4 a.m.

It remains unclear as to what exactly provoked the assault. Szabo was placed under arrest by Patrolman Christopher Williams and charged him with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Both patients were transported to Morristown Memorial Medical Center for further evaluation.

Judge Gary Troxell released Szabo on his own recognizance pending his mandatory court appearance on June 18 at 8:30 a.m.

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