Two separate occurrences of staff being assaulted in the Emergency Room were dealt with on Canada Day according to witnesses and police.
The witness who wants to remain anonymous said on two occasions while they were at the hospital that day, they watched individuals be arrested for assaulting staff.
Sault Police Services Communications Manager Lincoln Louttit has acknowledged this and one of two press releases have been issued about the event.
“On July 1, officers responded to two unrelated assault calls at Sault Area Hospital. An arrest was made in both incidents and charges were laid. In both incidents, victim’s sustained minor, if any physical injury,” said Louttit. “One release is out, another will be released later this afternoon.”
The first release reads-
On July 1, 2022, officers with Patrol Services charged 26-year-old Mary Werth with assault.
Around 4:00 p.m. officers attended Sault Area Hospital for an unwanted person. Upon arriving, officers observed the accused assault a staff member by shoving them.
The accused was arrested and charged with assault. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on September 12, 2022.
We will bring you the second release when it is posted by the police service.
We have also reached out to Sault Area Hospital for ways they are working to keep their staff safe on the job.
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