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69-Year-Old-Man Slashes Nurse at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing: NYPD

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens at 56-45 Main St. (Google Maps)

March 25, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

A 69-year-old Forest Hills man slashed a nurse in the stomach while he was being treated at a Flushing hospital Sunday morning, police said.

Lewis Cook, who was at New York–Presbyterian Hospital Queens, slashed a 32-year-old female nurse in the stomach at around 6:40 a.m., police said.

Cook was arrested and charged with assault at the hospital immediately following the slashing. The victim was treated at the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

The situation leading up to the incident is unclear, police said. Neither Cook nor his victim knew one another prior to the attack.


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