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Fifth employee assaulted this month at Atascadero State Hospital

Another employee was attacked at Atascadero State Hospital, according to information the facility released Friday.

On Tuesday, a patient reportedly assaulted an employee, and staff responded to the incident, ASH spokesman Craig Dacus said.

Dacus did not disclose the employee’s name or position, their injuries or where in the hospital the assault took place.

No arrests were reported.

The incident follows four other assaults on employees by patients that have been reported this month at the high-security facility in southeast Atascadero that treats mentally ill inmates from the correctional system and other violent offenders.

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