BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a nurse stabbed at a Pennsylvania hospital had earlier treated the man who was arrested and charged with attempted homicide.
Police in Bethlehem said the male nurse was stabbed at about 9:30 p.m. Friday at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Muhlenberg. A hospital spokesman said Saturday morning that he was listed in stable condition.
Authorities allege in court documents that 19-year-old Joshua Rafael Santos got into a secured area and stabbed the victim in the neck with a 5-inch kitchen knife. A nearby doctor who immediately administered treatment said the wound could have been fatal.
Authorities said a female nurse recognized Santos as having been a former patient of herself and the victim in early June. Santos is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated and simple assault.
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