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LOCKPORT – A man who injured two nurses June 13 in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center accepted a plea offer Wednesday in State Supreme Court.

Rashaad R. Welch, 23, of Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, admitted to two counts of attempted second-degree assault and faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced May 14 by Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Niagara Falls police reported at the time that Welch, a patient under supervision at the hospital, attacked one nurse, punching her in the face and head, while throwing off another nurse who tried to stop him.

Welch was at first declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, but a second psychological exam in February found him competent.