KPD Investigates Assault on Nurse

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at approximately 7:21 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault at 1901 Clinch Avenue. Upon arrival officers spoke with the female victim who is a nurse at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The victim indicated she parked her vehicle and carried several personal items into the hospital prior to beginning her shift. When she returned to her vehicle a second time a white male wearing a white jacket or hoodie and black pants made a derogatory remark to her and then poured a small amount of kerosene on her. The suspect then left the area. Officers and hospital security searched the area and the hospital property but were unable to find the suspect. Evidence belonging to the suspect was recovered.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5’9” tall and wearing a white hoodie or jacket and black pants.

The investigation is continuing. The victim was not injured.