A nurse at Buffalo General was charged with second-degree assault for knocking out a patient after he hit him in the face when he refused to take his medicine,

The nurse, Ryan Kinnally claims that the patient first swung at him. Thought, someone who saw the incident says that the patient was just reaching for his glasses.

Kinnally said the patient swung at him, prompting him to punch the patient in the face, police reports indicate.Witnesses said the patient was reaching for Kinnally’s glasses when the nurse struck him in the face. Kinnally was not a staff employee, said Michael Hughes, vice president in charge of public relations and communications at Kaleida Health, but rather a nurse working under contract with the hospital", according to the Buffalo News.