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New City Man Strikes Hospital Security Guard With Phone, Police Say

Robert Hicks of New City was arrested by Orangetown Police after causing a disturbance at Nyack Hospital.
Robert Hicks of New City was arrested by Orangetown Police after causing a disturbance at Nyack Hospital. Photo Credit: Orangetown Police

NEW CITY, N.Y. -- A New City man was arrested Wednesday after attacking and injuring a security guard at Nyack Hospital with a phone during a scuffle, said Orangetown police.

Robert Hicks, 52, was at the hospital on Midland Avenue when he began to cause a disturbance at the hospital when he attempted to use the phone without permission, police said.

When hospital security tried to calm Hicks down, he became violent and began to strike the guard numerous times with the phone, police said.

The security guard was injured and received treatment at the hospital.

Hicks was charged with two counts of assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

He is being held at the Rockland County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Feb. 23.

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