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Police: York City woman assaults hospital staff

A York City woman and known drug user is accused of assaulting hospital staff after she was told she would not be allowed to have narcotics while undergoing treatment, according to police.

Spring Garden Township Police say Monique Nicole Cooper struck, kicked and attempted to bite staff members at Memorial Hospital the morning of Sunday, Sept. 9.

Cooper, 36, of the 100 block of South West Street, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Monique Cooper

Allegations: Charging documents state that Cooper was receiving treatment at the hospital but became combative with staff when she was told she would not be given narcotics.

Cooper, who has a history of drug usage and drug-seeking behavior, began striking, kicking and attempting to bite staff while they worked, officials said.

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Police say she picked up an IV pole in a threatening manner and continued being combative until she was restrained by staff members. She was given multiple opportunities to stop but did not until she was restrained, according to police.

Cooper was taken to the county's central booking unit for arraignment. District Judge Joel Toluba set bail at $10,000.

She remained in York County Prison as of Sunday, Sept. 23, according to online court records. She does not have an attorney listed.

Cooper does not have an attorney listed.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3 at District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy's office.

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