A local man has been charged following an incident in which he allegedly injured a nurse while trying to escape from Butler Memorial Hospital.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Butler Township Police, 38-year-old Kurtis Keefer of Butler attempted to leave the hospital shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday (2/11).
A nurse on the third floor told police she was letting visitors out when a male patient attempted to escape by shoving her to the ground. That resulted in a fractured left elbow which required surgery.
The male patient was identified as Keefer who will face charges including felony aggravated assault.