Skip to Navigation Skip to Main Content

Blotter: Report: Patient swipes at nurse with knife

A 45-year-old nurse was attacked by a patient Friday night in a area hospital, reports state.

Police responded to an assault call at a hospital in the 3500 block of South Interstate 35E at nearly 8 p.m. after a patient allegedly grabbed a knife and swiped at a nurse, grazing her arm.

According to police reports, the suspect then raised the knife up over his shoulder and began to sit up and move toward the nurse as she tried to escape.

Police said the suspect was shut in his room until deputies arrived.

Records show no arrest was made and an aggravated assault report was taken.

Other reports

500 block of North Bell Avenue — Police said a woman called for help after a man started making threats Friday night.

According to reports, a man she knows was threatening to kill her. She did not know if he was in the area, records show. After an investigation, police said they discovered the victim had an assault case against the man and a report for terroristic threat was taken.

1300 block of South Loop 288 — A 20-year-old reported his smartphone taken Friday morning. Police said the man alleged that he left his phone unattended at a gym and it was stolen. The value of the phone was not listed.


From 7 .a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday:

■ Forty-nine people were booked into the Denton County Jail.

■  Denton police posted 11 reports online.

From Sunday, June 9 to Saturday:

Texas Woman’s University police responded to 60 calls for service, made seven reports and three escorts, responded to 60 parking violations and 18 moving violations and made one arrest.

From Sunday, June 9 to Thursday:

University of North Texas police responded to five medical calls, three thefts, one minor in possession of alcohol, one harassment call, one assault, one disorderly conduct call, one driver’s license suspended, one motor vehicle accident, assisted one agency with a K-9 unit and five outside agency warrant arrests, made one possession of marijuana arrest, one criminal trespass warning, one criminal trespass warning arrest and one arrest of a person in possession of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, prescription medication and marijuana.

— Megan Gray