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Elkhart Man injures EGH nurse in getaway

A man battered a nurse as he escaped from police Wednesday afternoon.
Posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

A nurse was injured when a man grabbed her neck while evading arrest at Elkhart General Hospital on Wednesday.

Officers responded to Elkhart General Hospital, 600 East Blvd., shortly after 3 p.m. to arrest Anthony Loftin, 27, who was wanted on a felony warrant for battery on a pregnant woman, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.

As an officer tried to handcuff Loftin, he ran from the officer and grabbed a nurse by the neck and pushed her to the ground, according to police. Loftin then ran from the hospital. Police are still looking for him, said Elkhart County Sheriff spokesman Jim Bradberry.

The nurse, a 38-year-old woman, suffered from a light wound to her neck.




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