Moncton teen facing assault charges after man attacked at hospital
Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:11PM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:43AM ADT
A 15-year-old boy is facing assault charges after he allegedly attacked a man at a hospital in Moncton.
The RCMP responded to the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre just before 11 p.m. on Monday.
Police say a 34-year-old man was assaulted. They didn’t specify whether the man worked at the hospital or was visiting the facility.
This comes just one week after the New Brunswick Nurses Union held a protest outside the Moncton courthouse to raise awareness about violence in the workplace, and to show their solidarity for a nurse who was attacked at the same hospital in March.
“There's always a certain level of violence, I mean, especially verbal violence,” said Norbert Robichaud, the NBNU local president said last Tuesday. “It’s something that, you know, we're more or less used to, but lately we're seeing an increase of the level of violence, the vocabulary that people are using against us.”
Natasha Poirier suffered a brain contusion, ripped hair, and a severely injured nose in the March incident. Bruce Randolph Van Horlick, 69, was charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm.
Sources from the hospital say the victim of Monday night's assault was also a nurse. That information has not been confirmed by RCMP.
A Moncton teen was arrested at the scene. He is facing charges of assault, assault with a weapon, mischief, and breach of conditions.
The 15-year-old boy appeared in court Tuesday and was ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric examination. He's scheduled to appear back in court on July 10.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Kate Walker.