NUMC on Lock Down Amid Search for Assault Suspect

Nassau University Medical Center is on lock down as authorities said they are searching for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a corrections officer inside the East Meadow hospital on Wednesday morning.

A police spokesman said that a corrections officer suffered a minor injury shortly before 11 a.m. The officer was attacked by a civilian, not the inmate that the officer was guarding, the police spokesman said.

A hospital spokeswoman confirmed that the building is on lock down while the search continues.

Investigators reviewing surveillance tapes while the search continues.