OR mental hospital worker dies

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Hospital spokeswoman says a “security technician” at the mental hospital died Wednesday evening after what was described as an incident with a patient.

Spokeswoman Rebeka Gipson-King says the male employee died after involvement with a patient in the Salem hospital’s admissions unit.

Oregon State Police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings says his agency sent a detective to investigate the death. Hastings says an initial investigation does not indicate there was any criminal conduct.

Hospital officials and state police refused to provide details late Wednesday night.

Neither the employee nor the patient was identified.