Willmar, MN (KROC-AM News) - An employee of a Minnesota Hospital was seriously wounded in a knife attack by a patient on Monday.

The Willmar Police Department is reporting that officers responded to the CentraCare Emergency Department around 11:30 AM yesterday after dispatchers received an immediate request for assistance with a combative patient. When they arrived, they found a patient with an apparent mental health issue had pulled out a knife and stabbed a hospital employee.

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A news release says the employee was able to get away from the patient but suffered serious injuries. Information about the individual's current medical condition is not available.

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Willmar Police say the patient with the knife was subdued by hospital security and the emergency department staff. The 31-year-old Willmar man was given treatment at the hospital before he was transferred to the Kandiyohi County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of first and second-degree assault. His name has not been released.

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