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Blotter: Patient stabs nurse with syringe

A nurse at University Behavioral Health of Denton was hospitalized Wednesday after a patient reportedly stabbed her with a syringe while she was administering medicine, according to Denton police.  

University Behavioral Health is a private psychiatric hospital located in the 2000 of West University Drive. 

Police said the 32-year-old nurse was administering medicine to a male patient when he had a psychotic episode, according to a police report. He pushed her over a chair and stabbed her in the stomach with a syringe, department spokesman Bryan Cose said. 

The woman's injuries weren't life threatening, police said. Cose said the suspect will likely face charges. 

Other reports

1200 block of Parvin Street — The principal of Borman Elementary School found a small, abandoned baggie of marijuana on the school playground Wednesday, according to police.

The principal reported the baggie to a school resource officer at McMath Middle School, and officers later filed it into evidence.

No arrests were made.

Intersection of West Pecan and North Elm Streets — A 48-year-old man reportedly ran from police officers who detained him for crossing the street without a walk signal Wednesday, according to a police report.

After the officer caught up with the man, the suspect attempted to fight him, the report said. He was eventually arrested on charges of resisting arrest and evading arrest.

He also had an outstanding Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, the report said. An ICE detainer usually applies to unauthorized immigrants who have previously been convicted of a crime. It requests a local police department to notify the federal agency when they plan to release the suspect. It also requests the local jail or agency to hold the suspect for an additional 48 hours beyond their scheduled release date.

1500 block of West Hickory Street — A 55-year-old man told police on Wednesday that he "got jumped" by someone he knew near a CVS Pharmacy.

He filed a report, but no arrests were made. It's unclear whether the man was injured.

2000 block of Lamprey Circle — A woman was hospitalized after she said her husband choked her early Wednesday morning, causing broken blood vessels in her eyes, according to a police report.

The suspect reportedly fled to Arlington before police could contact him, the report said. No arrests were made.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 940 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 43 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 159 calls for service and made 11 arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 26 medical calls, three vehicle accidents and one passenger vehicle fire.