Updated:Charlotte, N.C. —
Less than 24 hours after a Presbyterian Hospital nurse was attacked in a parking lot, police say a second employee was attacked in a parking deck.
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to hospital officials, the woman was pushed down a flight of stairs in the parking deck.
The hospital issued a statement Wednesday night saying it had stepped up security patrols.
"It is with great concern that Presbyterian Hospital has learned another employee has been assaulted in the employee level stariwell of the hospital parking garage. Thankfully the employee escaped injury. We are working with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. We have increased security and are are escorting staff to their cars. We are requesting that anyone with information concerning these attacks to please call Charlotte-Mecklenburg police," the statement read.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have not commented on the extent of the woman's injuries, but the hospital said she was not injured.
The mother of the woman injured said her daughter was walking down a flight of stairs when the attack happened. She said hospital staffers checked her and will be sending her home at some point during the night.
Neither her identity or position at the hospital has been released.
Police officers are still at the hospital looking for a suspect. Details on the suspect have not yet been released.