Man Charged for Assaulting Hutchinson Doctor 21 Mar 14

A Savage, Minnesota man has been charged for allegedly assaulting a Hutchinson doctor Monday morning.

31-year-old Anthony Robert Erkel has been charged with 5th-degree assault.

The Doctor told police that he had been talking with Erkel, a patient at Hutchinson Health, when Erkel picked up the chair he was sitting in and moved it closer to the doctor.  Erkel then became upset during the conversation and hit the doctor several times in the head.  Erkel was ultimately subdued.

The incident took place in the Mental Health Unit of the hospital.

The doctor told police that Erkel was in an easily agitated individual.