Officials say a security guard assaulted over the weekend while reporting to an alarm likely scared off the perpetrator.
About 9:20 p.m. Saturday, Danville police officers responded to an audible alarm at Ephraim McDowell Diagnostic Center on Southtown Drive.
According to a police report, officials checked the premises and determined it was secure.
About 20 minutes later, the alarm sounded again, the press release stated.
Police officers communicated with McDowell personnel and learned that security officer Bobby Potts was checking the premises.
At 9:57 p.m., Potts reported that an unknown suspect hit him on the back of his head and shoved him down the stairs while he was trying to determine the security of the building, police said.
“He doesn’t know what he was hit with,” said Keith Bridges, executive director of the hospital.
Bridges said Potts, who was never unconscious, stood up and drove himself to Ephraim where he was treated for minor injuries.
“Then he went back to work his shift,” Bridges said.
Police are still investigating the assault, but Bridges said he believes Potts presence prevented the perpetrator from entering the building.
“It’s unfortunate he got hit and thankfully he’s alright,” Bridges said. “But there was no entry to the building.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Danville Police Department at (859) 238-1220.