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Published July 26, 2010, 05:17 PM

UND Professor Faces Charges After Alleged Assault

A UND Professor facing charges for assaulting a nurse at Altru, forcing her to go the emergency room, has been denied a court appointed attorney.

A UND Professor facing charges for assaulting a nurse at Altru, forcing her to go the emergency room, has been denied a court appointed attorney.

Doctor Daniel Erickson is an Assistant Language Professor at UND. He's charged with assault and menacing.

According to court documents, authorities say Erickson was being treated at Altru's psych ward when he became agitated and grabbed one of the nurses by the hair and jerked her about. The nurse suffered head injuries, was bleeding from the ear, and had a cut lip. She went to the emergency room.

Authorities also say Erickson threatened to hurt another nurse.

He'll be back in court August 26th.

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