Ex-employee accused of roughing up patients is in custody

A man who is accused of roughing up seniors in a geriatrics hospital early Sunday is in prison for investigation, the Poder Judicial confirmed Thursday.

The man, who has the last name of Acevido, worked as a gardener at the Hospital Geriátrico in Rohrmoser until he was fired last week. Investigators said that the man jumped the wall about 5 a.m. Sunday and then went on a rampage at the hospital. He tied up staffers, beat up the elderly patients and broke flat screen televisions among other items.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that agents caught up with the man Wednesday afternoon in La Sabana.

No patients were injured seriously, said agents at the time. The case had a high priority because of the nature of the crime.

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