Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Facing Assault Charges after Nurse Attacked at Montreal Hospital

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Facing Assault Charges after Nurse Attacked at Montreal Hospital

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Montreal nurse allegedly attacked by patient

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MONTREAL - A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges after allegedly trying to strangle a nurse at the Montreal General Hospital, police said Sunday.

Montreal police spokesman Benoit Boisselle said police were called at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday to an area of the hospital reserved for psychiatric patients.

Boisselle said the patient, who had been admitted earlier that evening, allegedly attacked a 34-year-old nurse and tried to choke her.

"For a reason that has yet to be determined, (the suspect) assaulted the nurse and used physical violence towards her," he said.

"A patient attendant came to help her colleague, and the individual did the same thing to her."

Both victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening upper-body injuries. …

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