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Kelowna Mounties injured in ER fracas

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February 12, 2016 - 10:45 AM

KELOWNA – Two of the RCMP officers who were called to the emergency room at Kelowna General Hospital to subdue a patient this week wound up with minor injuries.

RCMP say at about 10:30 a.m., Feb. 10, three officers were sent to the hospital to help emergency department staff deal with a volatile patient who was barricaded in a treatment room.

The man had gone so far as to cover the security camera in the room, according to a RCMP media release.

Police say the officers tried to negotiate with the man and once the doors were opened, he rushed out and starting hitting the Mounties.

During the struggle, two of the officers were hurt. One was treated for broken bones in his hand and the other suffered a sprained hand.

“One officer will be off duty for several weeks to recover, while the second will remain on restricted duties,” Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says in the release, adding charges are not being recommended.

“Each and every day our officers respond to unpredictable and often dangerous calls for service placing themselves at great risk to protect the communities they serve,” O’Donaghey says. “Thanks to these officers no one else involved in this hostile situation was harmed.”

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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