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Emergency room doctor at St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes attacked by man suffering from mental illness

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An emergency room doctor at Essentia Health St. Mary's was attacked and beaten Saturday morning by a patient who was apparently suffering from mental illness.

Dr. Mark Lindquist was attacked by the 46-year-old Detroit Lakes man at the hospital emergency department shortly before noon on Saturday, according to Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena.

"Basically we had somebody who snapped and went after a doctor," Keena said.

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