Hospital patient attacks staff

Miami Valley Hospital (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is behind bars after police said he assaulted hospital staff.

Mug shot of Anthony Compaleo (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Anthony Compaleo (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

Anthony Compaleo, 44, was arrested on assault charges.

Officers were called to Miami Valley Hospital Friday around 9:45 p.m.

According to police, Compaleo was a patient and had been discharged, but officers said he made his way back onto the property and claimed to be hurt. While being given medical attention in the emergency room, police said he grabbed a nurse by her pigtails, threw her to the ground, and punched her in the face. Officers said when another nurse came to help, Compaleo bit her.

Hospital police came in to subdue Compaleo and he was put in restraints.

Dayton police arrived and arrested him. They said he also tried to bite officers several times. Compaleo was booked into jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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