BRADENTON -- A patient at Manatee Memorial Hospital was arrested after allegedly punching a nurse in the mouth and eye, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
According to a release, the Bradenton woman later identified by police as 22-year-old Tierra Salter started yelling and cursing in the emergency room of Manatee Memorial Hospital at 1:38 a.m. on Sunday.
A nurse came over to try to calm her down, and Salter punched her in the left eye and the mouth, police said.
Salter was arrested and taken to Blake Medical Center for further treatment, then taken to the Manatee County jail and charged with battery on medical personnel.
Salter was being held in Manatee County jail without bond on the battery charge as well as violating probation, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office website.