Subway Killing Suspect Assaulted Officer in Hospital
Erika Menendez reportedly grew upset after seeing herself on news
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2013 3:00 AM CST
In this image provided by the New York City Police Department, a composite sketch showing the woman believed to have pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 is...   (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)

(Newser) – Erika Menendez, the woman accused of pushing Sunando Sen to his death in the New York City subway, attacked a corrections officer Monday evening while in a hospital emergency room, reports the New York Times. Menendez had been brought to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and the assault was apparently brought on by a TV news report on her case that happened to be playing in the room. "She pulled the officer’s hair and, in the process, hit her face," said a second corrections official.

Menendez was handcuffed at the time and was quickly subdued by the second officer. The officer who was attacked was not injured. Click to read more about Menendez's history of attacks.

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Jan 3, 2013 7:29 PM CST
rubber room forever!
Jan 3, 2013 11:00 AM CST
fry the beatch! or better yet send her to gitmo!
Jan 3, 2013 7:07 AM CST
Have her DNA sequenced, for there is something very wrong with this person. If she is messed up at the DNA level, it may not be her fault that she is nuts, But she would need to be put away from the rest of us in a nice padded place. Until we find a way to fix such people.