SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A female security guard at Mercy Medical Center was brutally beaten Saturday morning.
Springfield Police Sgt. Henry Gagnon told 22News that a homeless man allegedly struck the 46-year-old woman repeatedly with her walkie-talkie.
According to Gagnon, officers charged 35-year-old Rafael Cruz Jr. with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Gagnon said Cruz had been seen trespassing in the hospital and when the guard confronted Cruz on the third floor near the intensive care unit, he began beating her with the walkie-talkie.
Cruz was arrested in the lobby a few minutes later.