Woman, 86, dies after being shoved to the ground by another woman for not social distancing at hospital: report

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March 29, 2020 - 3:48 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – An 86-year-old woman reportedly died hours after she was shoved to the ground by another woman who thought she was “too close” to her at a Brooklyn hospital.

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The New York Post reports that the woman was NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull Saturday when she was shoved by the patient around 2 p.m.

Police sources told the Post that the woman fell and hit her head; she died about three hours later.

The woman who pushed her allegedly told police “she got too close.” Officials have urged New Yorkers to keep at a distance of at least 6 feet to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The hospital was so overwhelmed with patients amid the outbreak that workers weren’t able to call police until 10:30 p.m., the sources said.

Police reportedly handed the alleged shover a summons for disorderly conduct.

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