GW Hospital patient arrested for assaulting attendant

A GW Hospital patient was arrested for striking an attendant Saturday afternoon, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.

At about 3:28 p.m., 63-year-old Pamela Cooper – a patient in the emergency room – hit a hospital attendant in the chest with “an open-palm strike.” The attendant had been caring for her, the report states.

MPD officers responded to the GW Hospital emergency room after receiving a report that an assault was in progress, according to the report.

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