Assault charge laid against ‘irate’ man after assault at Hamilton COVID-19 assessment centre
A 44-year-old Hamilton man is facing an assault charge in connection with an incident at the city’s COVID-19 drive-in assessment centre.
Hamilton police say they were called to the Dave Andreychuk Arena, at 25 Hester St., at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Once on scene, police were told that a man who had attended for testing was not satisfied with the procedure, became irate with a staff member and shouted expletives.
The man’s assessment was stopped because of his actions, he was asked to attend another facility and the female staff member walked away.
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Police say the man continued to verbally accost the woman while throwing a cup which struck the employee, covering her with its contents.
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The man was a passenger in a vehicle which immediately fled the scene, but officers traced him to a residential address about two hours later where he was arrested without incident.
Hamilton police say he is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Nov. 10 to answer to a charge of assault with a weapon.
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