Nurse wounded in shoot­ing at Florida hospi­tal; 1 ar­rested

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OCALA | Au­thor­i­ties say a nurse at a Florida hospi­tal was shot by a man who grabbed a gun from a state trooper who had brought him in for treat­ment.

Florida High­way Pa­trol Lt. Pa­trick Riordan said troop­ers had three in­ter­ac­tions with a pedes­trian Satur­day

along In­ter­state 75 be­fore tak­ing him to West Mar­ion Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal in Ocala.

Au­thor­i­ties didn’t say why he needed treat­ment. At the hospi­tal, troop­ers at­tempted to ar­rest him on a charge of fail­ure to obey a law­ful or­der.

Lt. Riordan said the man grabbed a trooper’s gun and fired. A nurse was shot in the leg and hos­pi­tal­ized in sta­ble con­di­tion. Three troop­ers suf­fered mi­nor in­juries while strug­gling with the sus­pect.

Au­thor­i­ties ar­rested the sus­pect, whose name wasn’t re­leased.

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