Teen arrested after allegedly punching nurse in hospital

Kapiolani Medical Center
Kapiolani Medical Center

A 16-year-old girl was arrested after Honolulu police say she punched a nurse while being treated in the emergency room.

The incident happened at shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kapiolani Medical Center.

Police say the teenager was unprovoked when she allegedly punched the 27-year-old nurse in the face.

The teenager was arrested for second-degree assault.

She was later released pending further investigation.

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