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Woman assaults nurse over mask policy

The alleged incident occurred while screening to get into a Union County hospital.
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NEW COLUMBIA, Pa. — A confrontation over face masks ended with a woman allegedly assaulting a nurse at Evangelical Community Hospital.

Glenda Richards is from New Columbia.

A nurse told police she was trying to screen Richards into the hospital near Lewisburg last month and that Richards refused to wear a mask.

Richards allegedly started shouting at the nurse, ripped off the nurse's mask, and then blew in her face.

Richards now faces a slew of charges in Union County.