According to authorities in Bergen County, New Jersey, a nurse wanted for setting fire to a colleague has committed suicide. Nicholas PaganoProsecutors said the 31-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
UPDATE: Found dead in Waterford Twp, east Camden County, South Jersey, the nurse who WANT to set fire to a colleague in the hospital & stabbed her head with a wrench was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning. now in Waterford Twp @ FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/mvmWcFNZfc
– Steve Keeley (@ KeeleyFox29) February 8, 2022
Authorities are looking for him because he allegedly caused serious burns to a 54-year-old employee at Hackensack University Medical Center and beat her with a wrench. Local police received a call about the attack around 5:15 a.m. Monday. They say it happened in the break room and the suspect, Pagano, escaped.
“The victim suffered third-degree burns to his upper body, face and hands, as well as a laceration on his head that required stitches,” officials said.
Pagano set her on fire, according to authorities in one Reporting by CBS New York.
He is believed to have worked at HUMC as an itinerant nurse, having been contracted there since November. The hospital reported that he cleared an adult, including a physical examination. State and county calendars.
The search for Pagano came to an abrupt and violent end all the way down to Camden County’s Waterford Township.
“At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, law enforcement learned that PAGANO was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Waterford Township, NJ,” prosecutors said.
Authorities have not revealed the alleged motive behind the initial attack.
[Image via Bergan County Prosecutor’s Office]
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