A disgruntled ex-employee broke into the public geriatrics hospital early Sunday and went on a rampage that included beating up patients and busting up electronic devices, including flat screen televisions.
The Hospital Geriátrico is in Rohrmoser.
The man fled before police arrived, but the Judicial Investigating Organization said they had a firm identification of the chief suspect. They said that the man had been fired recently from his job at the hospital.
More than a dozen patients were beaten as well as some staff members. None was reported to be in serious condition. The intrusion happened about 5 a.m.