Man arrested, accused of assaulting ER doctor

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Courtesy: Brownsville PD

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Brownsville Police Department said they arrested a man after he assaulted an emergency room (ER) doctor.

According to police, on Wednesday, 53-year-old James John Beach walked into a Brownsville hospital requesting help. He was escorted to the emergency room and taken care of by medical staff.

While in the ER, police said Beach became aggressive and began using profane language towards the staff.

Beach was advised by a doctor he needed to “calm down and not use foul language towards staff,” according to police.

Beach became upset and struck the doctor. Police arrived at the scene and took Beach into custody, said police.

Beach was arrested and charged with Assault on Emergency Service Personal Providing Service, a second-degree felony, with a $10,000 bond.

He was arraigned on Thursday.

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