Oceanside RCMP officer punched in face

A Victoria woman is in police custody after incident July 8 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

  • Jul. 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A 25 year-old female from Victoria is in police custody after allegedly assaulting an Oceanside RCMP officer at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Monday afternoon.

The individual was arrested immediately after the incident by other police officers and is presently in police custody.

According to the Oceanside RCMP, at approximately 3:15 p.m. on July 8, the female police officer was at the hospital investigating an unrelated matter. Nearby was a female who had just been released from the hospital. For unknown reasons, this individual walked up to the officer, tapped her on the shoulder and when the officer turned around, she was punched directly in the face.

Nanaimo RCMP are recommending one count of assault causing bodily harm. The suspect is a resident of Victoria and was scheduled to make an appearance in Nanaimo Provincial court on Wednesday. The RCMP officer was treated for a broken nose and did not sustain any other facial injuries. She has approximately five years police service and a news release from the Oceanside RCMP said the officer is expected to be off work for some time.

— NEWS Staff

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