A drunk patient who left two nurses with serious injuries after attacking them in hospital has been jailed by police.
The brutal 38-year-old attacker – not named by police in Veliky Novgorod, central Russia – has been detained in custody for two months while police investigate his violent rampage.
One nurse will need reconstruction surgery to her face after the thug repeatedly punched her.
The second was put in an emergency ward with severe concussion after being smashed into a wall by the suspect.
Police say the attacker is facing further charges of assaulting a police officer after he had been arrested.
Shocking CCTV footage of the attack shows the man rowing angrily with one white-coated nurse in a hospital corridor.
As she argues with him, the drunk suddenly grabs her white coat and repeatedly slams her backwards into a wall.
He shouts at the terrified medic: “Am I attacking you? Do you understand what I am saying?”
Then as he slaps her, another nurse can be seen rushing to help saying: “What do you think you are doing, you freak?”
As she gets between the man and her colleague he tries to choke her, then he repeatedly punches her in the face.
He then turns again to the first nurse and knocks her to the ground apparently unconscious with a single punch.
As he starts to punch and chase the other nurse around the corridors he snarls: “Do you understand what I am talking about you stupid one?”
Police say he was arrested at the hospital and has been charged with assault and resisting arrest.
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