Patient attacked nurse at Eastern State Hospital, police say

Eric Littles

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a patient at Eastern State Hospital attacked a nurse and sent her to the hospital.

26-year-old Eric Littles of Portsmouth is now in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail. 

James City County police say on Friday afternoon a nurse was removing him from a restraint chair when he hit her in the head multiple times and slammed her head against a wall.

The 58-year-old woman was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for surgery.

She is home recovering.

Police say Littles was arrested for a similar incident in February.

He assaulted another employee at Eastern State, giving that person a concussion.

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