Police: Springettsbury Twp. man assaulted hospital employee

A Springettsbury Township man assaulted a York Hospital staff member, according to authorities.

York City Police said Marcus Anthony Powell then looked at a nurse and said, "You'll be the next one. You'll be on medical leave."

Powell, 66, of the 1900 block of East Market Street, is charged with aggravated assault and harassment. 

Marcus Powell

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Allegations: According to court documents, Powell was at the hospital early Friday, Oct. 12, when a staff member noticed Powell had not changed his clothes when he had been asked to.

The employee asked Powell to change, and Powell said, "You want to go toe-to-toe?" officials said.

Powell then struck the staff member in the left side of the head, knocking him to the ground, court documents state. Police said the man was treated at the emergency room for an inch-long laceration to the back of his left ear.

Powell, according to authorities, also looked at a nurse at the hospital and threatened her. The nurse told police she was afraid Powell would seriously hurt her if he had the chance, documents state.

Powell was arraigned on the charges that night at the county's central booking unit. As of Wednesday, Oct. 17, Powell remained in York County Prison on $20,000 bail. 

He does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 25 at District Judge Ronald Haskell Jr.'s office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.