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Patient Charged With Assault For Kicking Nyack Doctor, Police Say

A 58-year-old patient at Nyack Hospital was charged with assault after police said he kicked a doctor there.
A 58-year-old patient at Nyack Hospital was charged with assault after police said he kicked a doctor there. Photo Credit: Contributed

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- A patient at Nyack Hospital was arrested after he kicked a doctor, Orangetown police said.

Robert Hicks, 58, of New City, was being placed on a stretcher at the hospital when he injured his attending physician, police said.

He was charged with second-degree assault and sent to Rockland County Jail on $5,000 bail, police said.

Hospital officials declined to comment on the alleged incident, citing patient confidentiality.

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