EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) — Police in Ephrata have said that a man assaulted four hospital employees at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

According to Ephrata Police, 21-year-old Damon Ruoss was charged as the result of an investigation into an incident that occurred on Aug. 9.

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Police say at 2:15 p.m., Ruoss, who was an emergency room patient, punched one of the employees. Another employee was scratched and two other employees were spat on, and police say Ruoss also damaged a hospital room by punching the drywall.

Ruoss was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, and harassment.

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Ruoss was arraigned and assigned to house arrest at this time. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26.