2 nurses, medical resident injured in attack at New Jersey hospital, authorities say
Dec 8, 2023, 10:18 AM
NEWARK N.J. (AP) — Two nurses and a medical resident were stabbed Friday inside a New Jersey pediatric intensive care unit, suffering cuts, and a woman has been arrested and charged in the attack, authorities said.
It unfolded about 7 a.m. Friday at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, arising from a “domestic dispute” involving two visitors to the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, according to a statement posted on social media by the hospital.
Firdousi Abdul-Hakim, 37, then attacked the hospital workers, who are in stable condition, according to Fritz Fragé, Newark’s public safety director. Abdul-Hakim faces aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes charges.
Abdul-Hakim was arrested immediately, and no patients or family members were injured, the hospital said.
A message left at a possible phone number for the suspect was not immediately returned, while other numbers were no longer working.
The injured nurses and the medical resident were not identified.
The 655-bed facility is a teaching hospital with more than 800 doctors and 3,200 employees and dates to 1901.