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Man involved in Cheyenne VA attack identified

April 13, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A former employee accused of attacking two employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been identified as 23-year-old Benjamin Delany.

The attack took place around 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the hospital’s community center.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that according to the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department booking sheet, Delany assaulted an employee with a baseball bat and a doctor with a closed fist.

VA spokesman Sam House says the two staff members suffered minor injuries and both were back at work Friday.

Capt. Linda Gesell of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department says Delany is being held at the Laramie County jail pending transfer to the custody of federal marshals.

It was unclear whether Delany had an attorney representing him.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com

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