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Staff Attacked at State Mental Hospital

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana State Hospital officials are investigating an attack on staff members by three patients, including one who had just been transferred to the hospital from the state prison.

Hospital Administrator John Glueckert says the patients became agitated late Tuesday afternoon and attacked staff members with weapons they had fashioned. No patients were injured, but nine employees sustained minor injuries.

Two of the patients were transported back to the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. Glueckert is unsure if they will be coming back to the hospital for treatment.
      
 
      
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