WPR News
3:44 pm
Wed June 9, 2004

Stabbing at State Hospital

Laramie, Wy – Just days after a report on operations at the State Hospital came out a patient there stabbed a staff member.
Attorney General Pat Crank says the report on the psychiatric facility did mention that staff needs to be more cautious with silverware. And it was a butter knife that the patient used in the attack. Crank says fortunately the staff member will be OK.
The report's major finding is the hospital is understaffed and that was the case when a woman there committed suicide in March. Crank says the state is going to increase salaries to try to recruit and retain staff.