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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City woman is facing assault and battery charges after she allegedly attacked nurses at St. Anthony’s Hospital.

On June 19, officers were called to St. Anthony’s Hospital regarding a disturbance with a patient.

According to the arrest affidavit, police saw 32-year-old Kasey Smith with blood on her shirt and face.

A witness told police that Smith came to the hospital, saying that she cut her arm. After she was admitted, witnesses say she became “belligerent and argumentative” when nurses tried to take away her cell phone.

At one point, authorities learned that Smith tried to swallow her hearing aid.

“[Witness] said that [Smith] had been banging her head on the floor. [Witness] said that while [Smith] was on the floor, she kicked one of the nurses. [Witness] said that later when [Smith] was on the bed and secured, [Smith] bit one of the hospital security officers,” the affidavit read.

When Smith was taken to the jail, officials say she started hitting her head against the wall, causing a wound on her head to reopen.

The report also alleges that she threatened to “write a letter to have her kids killed.”

She was taken back to St. Anthony’s Hospital for treatment and an evaluation.

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