Officials: 2 nurses, 1 medical resident stabbed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

The incident took place just before 7 a.m. in the pediatric intensive care unit at the hospital on Lyons Avenue in Newark.

Chris Keating

Dec 8, 2023, 3:19 PM

Updated 217 days ago

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Newark Beth Israel Hospital is back to normal Friday after violence erupted at the hospital in the morning. Three employees - two nurses and a medical resident, were slashed by a visitor to the hospital, according to officials.
The incident took place just before 7 a.m. in the pediatric intensive care unit at the hospital on Lyons Avenue in Newark.
Hospital administrators say that a domestic dispute started up between two visitors who are related to one another and then it turned violent. A 37-year-old woman was quickly taken into custody.
Firdousi Abdul-Hakim is charged with aggravated assault and weapons possession.
The victims were treated for minor injuries. Newark Police have not revealed what Abdul-Hakim allegedly used as a weapon.
The hospital was on a divert status in the emergency department for a time.
News 12 is also waiting to hear about what exactly provoked that attack on the employees.


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