Henry Pellouchoud Scholten
A patient at the Atascadero State Hospital is under arrest after he allegedly attacked a staff member.
According to ASH, The attacked occurred on Wednesday night at approximately 9:30 p.m. or shortly after.
The patient was identified as 36-year-old Henry Pellouchoud Scholten. According to ASH, Scholten attacked a male psychiatric technician. The attack happened in one the hospital’s hallways.
There were no details of the attack given except that the male psychiatric technician ended up in intensive care after the attack on Wednesday night.
Additionally, according to ASH, three additional staff members suffered minor injuries.
Scholten was identified and arrested on suspicion of assault resulting in great bodily injury, battery, and elder abuse resulting in great bodily injury along with three counts of misdemeanor battery.
Scholten was transported and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. His bail was set at $50,000.
According to ASH, the incident remains under investigation.