A family nurse was attacked in a nursing home in the Bronx on Wednesday after she tried to intervene and was grabbed by another nurse, authorities said.
The fight began when the woman tried to stop the woman from being attacked by another resident in the building, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
The two fought and one of the nurses, a mother of five, was hit in the head with a punch, Browne said.
One of the nurse’s legs was broken and a wound on her neck was treated and released by medical personnel.
“She’s still in surgery, and she’s going to have some blood work done,” Browne said, adding that she has a fractured jaw.
Browne said the nurse is in stable condition.
The woman is expected to recover.
Browne did not say whether the nurse had a history of mental illness.
N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio and the state’s attorney’s office were investigating.
A spokeswoman for the mayor said the city will investigate the attack.
She said the mayor believes the woman’s injuries were self-inflicted and that the incident is under investigation.