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Laid-Off Hospital Worker Attacks Supervisor Who Fired Him

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(Credit: CBS)

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EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) — A food services worker who had just been told he was being laid off punched his supervisor at Evanston Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

About 12:30 p.m., the staffer, who is in his early 20s, was told that his job was being terminated at the North Shore University Health System at 2650 N. Ridge Ave. in Evanston, according to Evanston police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

“When they notified him of his pending non-employment, he became physically combative, and at that point, he punched his supervisor in the face and ribs, causing him to fall to the ground ’’ Guenther said. “Once he was on the ground, he then stepped on his face before being stopped by hospital security staff.’’

The supervisor, a 43-year-old man, was treated at the emergency room of the hospital and the suspect fled the scene before police got there.  

No arrests have been made as of Thursday afternoon, Guenther said.

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