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Rockland Psychiatric Patient Indicted in Attack on Another Patient

D.A.: Pen used to stab another man.

A Rockland Psychiatric Center patient has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on charges that he attacked a fellow patient at the Orangeburg facility and stabbed him with a pen.

Kurt Grdich, 41, is charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the June 11 incident. He is accused of throwing a 52-year-old patient to the floor at the hospital and then stabbing the man repeatedly with a pen.

According to the police, Grdich attacked the victim in back of the head, the left eye and the back of the left hand. The victim, who did not sustain life-threatening injuries, was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment.

Joan K December 19, 2012 at 10:36 PM
We need to ban all pens.

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