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Nurse Killed, 4 Hurt in Stabbing at Texas Medical Complex

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    A nurse died and four people were injured Tuesday in a stabbing attack at an East Texas medical complex.

    Police detained a man after the stabbings, which happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

    A hospital official called the attack isolated.

    Longview Police Officer Kristie Brian had no immediate information on charges or a possible motive for the stabbings.

    The name of the nurse who died and further details on her duties were not immediately released.

    "The Good Shepherd family tragically lost a member of our team this morning," said Steve Altmiller, president and chief executive officer of the Good Shepherd Health System.

    A visitor who was stabbed is in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Victoria Ashworth said, while two other visitors and a hospital worker were in good condition. Their names also weren't released.

    "All of the victims were taken to the emergency center for assessment and treatment," Altmiller said. "This was an isolated incident that was diligently handled by the Longview Police Department and our Good Shepherd response team."

    The suspect was not hurt, Ashworth said.

    Good Shepherd Medical Center is a 425-bed acute-care hospital about 120 miles southeast of Dallas.