Police: Nurse assaulted at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady

A city man faces a felony assault count

Categories: News, Schenectady County

SCHENECTADY – A city man was charged last week, accused of attacking a nurse at Ellis Hospital, authorities said.

The nurse suffered a head injury and was treated in the Ellis emergency room and later at Albany Medical Center, according to police information filed in court.

Gabriel M. Willig, 22, of Donald Avenue, Schenectady, was arrested June 8 and charged with one count of second-degree assault, a felony.

He is accused of injuring the victim, a registered nurse, at the hospital just before 9:30 a.m. May 28 while she was conducting her official duties as a registered nurse, according to police allegations filed in court. The allegations filed did not identify Willig’s reason for being at the hospital.


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Police based the charge on the victim’s statement, medical documentation and video footage of the incident from the hospital, according to the police filing.

Willig was arraigned and released under probation supervision.

The incident follows two other violent incidents at the hospital that resulted in individuals being charged criminally. In February, a man was accused of stabbing three nurses with scissors. Then, in April, a man was accused of damaging $30,000 in hospital equipment.

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