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Hospital Employee Attacks Co-Worker, Kills Self

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County (CBS File Photo)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A cafeteria employee at the Stroger Hospital committed suicide Monday after getting into a physical fight with a female co-worker, officials said.

The fight between a male and female — both food service workers — occurred around 2 p.m., according to a spokesperson for the Cook County hospital. After the altercation, the male employee locked himself in a room and killed himself.

The female cafeteria employee was taken to the trauma unit for treatment. She was in stable condition.

Further details weren’t available. Police are investigating.