Prosecutor weighs charges in Larned State Hospital attacks

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Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett is reviewing criminal charges in connection with two attacks at Larned State Hospital last month.

McNett said there were two attacks reported in the hospital's forensic unit in the Isaac Ray Building on Oct. 22. The attacks occurred within minutes of each other at about 2 p.m.

In one incident, a patient was severely beaten by another patient and is now in a brain injury rehabilitation facility in Texas.

In the other assault just minutes later, a patient's jaw was broken and underwent surgery.

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