NBC10.com - Rosemary Connors
A 26-year old mother is in custody after Camden police say she attacked a nurse outside of Cooper University Hospital. NBC10's Rosemary Connors tells us, police and the suspect's sister believe she may suffer from mental problems.
A woman was arrested after she allegedly attacked a nurse outside a hospital.
Police say Monique Moore, 26, of Camden, N.J. was walking by Cooper University Hospital around 12:45 p.m. with her children, an 11-year-old and an 8-month-old. As she was walking, police say Moore began yelling at a nurse who was standing outside in a courtyard on break.
Moore then allegedly charged at the woman, grabbed her and punched her in the head while yelling about the medical profession. Police say Moore then smashed the woman’s face into a brick wall. Police say a person walking by spotted the attack and pulled Moore off of the woman.
“She beat the nurse up real bad,” said the suspect’s sister, Angel Moore. “Blood was everywhere. What made her do it? I don’t know. I know she was going through some mental problems.”
Hospital security guards secured Moore until Camden County Police officers arrived. Moore was then arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
“This is still under investigation right now,” said Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson. “She made statements consistent with her having gripes with the medical industry. This was unprovoked, a random attack.”
Moore is currently being held on $20,000 bail. Police say Moore’s two children are currently in the custody of the Division of Youth and Family Services. The nurse was treated at Cooper and has since been released.