Nurse assaulted by patient at Hants Community Hospital, RCMP say

A male patient allegedly assaulted three staff members at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor, N.S., Tuesday evening, RCMP say.

The man faces charges of assault and causing a disturbance, RCMP spokesman Const. Mark Skinner said Wednesday evening.

Around 8 p.m on Nov. 10, Windsor district RCMP responded to a 40-year-old man "causing disturbance to other individuals that were in the emergency department," Skinner said.

The patient assaulted a nurse and two security guards, he said.

"I don't think there were any injuries — or very minor if any — in that respect," Skinner said.

Police and hospital staff determined the patient was medically fit to leave care and was taken into custody, he said. The man spent the day in a holding cell because Wednesday was Remembrance Day, Skinner said.

The man will likely appear in Kentville provincial court later this week, Skinner said.