Ogden hospital patient arrested for attacking nurse, police say

OGDEN, Utah – A patient at an Ogden hospital was arrested over the weekend after allegedly assaulting a nurse.

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Ryan Richardson, 21, was charged with assaulting a healthcare provider following what happened Saturday afternoon at McKay Dee Hospital.

The Weber County Sheriff’s Office reported a call about Richardson at the hospital around 1:30 p.m.

A safety video showed Richardson storming a nurse as a nurse stepped in to stop him. Richardson is seen attempting to kick the nurse while holding him back before Richardson “picks the nurse up against a wall,” according to the probable cause.

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A guard and another nurse were able to secure and handcuff Richardson.

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