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Fired janitor beats former boss with baseball at at Staten Island hospital

Leon Morris, a 55-year-old former employee of Staten Island University North, allegedly beat his former boss with a baseball bat Sunday. (Google)

SOUTH BEACH, Staten Island — A disgruntled former employee assaulted his old boss at Staten Island University North with a baseball bat Sunday evening, an NYPD spokesman said.

Leon Morris, 55, used to work as a janitor at the hospital, police officials said. He confronted his old boss, a 58-year-old woman, around 5 p.m. Sunday.

He had a knife and a baseball bat and allegedly attacked the woman, an NYPD spokesman said. She suffered a fractured skull, but is now in stable condition.

Police arrested Morris and recovered the bat and a knife at the scene, police officials said.

Morris was charged with assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Police have not released the name of the victim. It was not immediately clear when or why Morris was fired from Staten Island University North.