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Nurse assigned to watch a patient is punched in the face

The patient, idcentified as Rashaad R. Welch, 22, of Niagara Street, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree assault and third-degree menacing.

The attack occurred last Thursday, said police, who added that victim was grabbed by the throat and punched n the face, then dragged into a room, where she was punched and kicked.

The female nurse was treated in the hospital’s emergency room for injuries to the elbow, wrist and knee, police said.