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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) A patient is suspected of fatally attacking another patient at the Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

Hospital spokesman Stephen Gaither says the attack happened Friday night in an in-patient unit.

He says the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs handed the case over to Columbia police on Saturday.

Gaither says he can’t release any other details, including the name of the victim.

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