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Ogden hospital patient arrested for assaulting nurse, police say

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 12:46:49-04

OGDEN, Utah — A patient at an Ogden hospital was arrested over the weekend after allegedly assaulting a nurse.

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Ryan Richardson, 21, was charged with assault on a healthcare provider following events Saturday afternoon at McKay Dee Hospital.

The Weber County Sheriff's Office reported to a call about Richardson at the hospital around 1:30 p.m. A staff member told an officer that Richardson had "groped several female nurses, assaulted security, and assaulted male nurses," during his five days at the hospital.

Security video showed Richardson charging at a female nurse when a male nurse stepped in to stop him. Richardson is seen attempting to kick the male nurse as he holds him back before Richardson "tackles the nurse into a wall," according to the probable cause affidavit.

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A security guard and another nurse were able to secure Richardson and put him in handcuffs.