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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Battery victim leaves hospital

  • Police are investigating a battery from over the weekend that sent a Leavenworth woman to the hospital with possible broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The 44-year-old victim ended up leaving the hospital against medical advice, according to a police spokesman.
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  • Police are investigating a battery from over the weekend that sent a Leavenworth woman to the hospital with possible broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The 44-year-old victim ended up leaving the hospital against medical advice, according to a police spokesman.
    Police were contacted about the incident at 1:14 a.m. Sunday. They went to a residence in the 2500 block of Wilson Avenue and met with the victim.
    The woman told police she had been attacked by two men at a party on Ash Street. One of the men reportedly knocked her to the ground, and the other man started kicking her, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    Nicodemus said Leavenworth County EMS personnel transported the woman to the hospital.
    In addition to the possible broken ribs and collapsed lung, the woman's right eye was swollen shut. She also had been struck in the left eye, according to Nicodemus said.
    The woman was unable to provide descriptions of the men.
    "She didn't know them," Nicodemus said.
    The woman apparently had taken a cab from Ash Street to Wilson Avenue.
    The deputy chief said officers went to the location that was reported to have been the scene of the battery. Witnesses there said the victim had been involved in a fight with other women, not men.
    Police learned sometime before 5 a.m. Sunday that the victim had left the hospital.
    "We'll try to continue our investigation and speak with her (again)," Nicodemus said.
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