Man attacks a nursing assistant in a Tenerife hospital

2020/11/20 10:29:51 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

The National Police have arrested a 60-year-old man accused of attacking a nursing assistant at a Tenerife hospital, after she told him that he couldn’t enter an area reserved for female patients.

According to a police statement, the man was waiting in the emergency waiting room, and impatiently made his way into a restricted area of the hospital where one of the nursing assistants asked him to leave.

At this point the man apparently took her arm and, after shaking her, twisted it, while shouting at her that he would hit her if she didn’t let him in. The hospital security guard was called by other staff, who came and retained the man until agents of the National Police arrived, who proceeded to arrest him and take him to the police station.

The detainee made a statement saying that his wife was in emergencies and he wanted to see her, but hospital staff wouldn’t let him, which led to the incident.

The National Police recalls that any attacks carried out on health workers while carrying out their work, constitute a crime of attack, punishable by imprisonment for up to four years. The man is now in the hands of the judicial authority.