Police: Ala nurse stabbed at hospital by patient

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a nurse will recover after being stabbed while treating a patient at Huntsville Hospital overnight.

Authorities say a patient who was attempting to remove their I.V. line became combative when a nurse intervened.

WAFF-TV (http://bit.ly/1a9lz53 ) reports that the patient took out a pocket knife and stabbed the nurse in the side of her head.

The nurse was treated in the emergency room with injuries that aren't life-threatening.

Police say the patient is in the hospital for a surgical procedure and will be charged later.

Authorities haven't released the names of the nurse or patient.



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