On Sunday, Jan. 2, at 11:53 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a 39-year-old Fruitvale woman was allegedly assaulted and injured by a 19-year-old Trail man while inside the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Trail, according to Trail RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. He said the woman was acting in the capacity of her employment at the time of the incident.
Trail RCMP will be forwarding a report to Crown Counsel detailing one count of Assault contrary to Section 266 of the Criminal Code against the 19-year-old Trail man.
“Our frontline health care workers can experience violence during the course of their careers while performing their duties,” Wicentowich said. “Our officers often attend medical incident and work alongside health care works to help prevent and mitigate violence.
“Unfortunately, violence can happen suddenly and without warning. These workers continue to dedicate their lives to helping people despite facing these kinds of dangers.”