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ER nurse allegedly assaulted at Kelowna General Hospital

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May 14, 2020 - 11:07 AM

A Vernon man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly assaulting a nurse in the Emergency Room of Kelowna General Hospital.

"The emergency room nurse was allegedly struck in the arm by the man who had come to the hospital for treatment," Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release. "The suspect was restrained by security personnel until police arrived."

The 37-year-old Vernon man was arrested shortly after the incident, which took place May 13 just after 2 p.m. He has subsequently been released for a future court date.

The nurse suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the alleged assault.

The matter will be referred to the BC Prosecution Service for charge assessment.

Anyone with any information about this crime can contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.  Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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