Fergus woman charged after nurse attacked twice

GUELPH – A Fergus woman faces charges after a nurse at a Guelph healthcare facility was repeatedly attacked.

Guelph Police Service officials say the suspect used a sign to repeatedly strike a window of a nursing station on Oct. 10.

“A short time later the woman had fallen asleep in a common area when a nurse woke her,” police stated in a press release.

“The woman became agitated, punching the nurse in the face and pulling her hair while yelling death threats.”

On Nov. 14 the same nurse was tending to another patient “when the accused attacked her again, punching her in the face several times and repeatedly kicking her,” police say.

The suspect was discharged from the facility the next day and arrested. 

A 30-year-old Fergus woman is charged with uttering a death threat and two counts of assault. She was held for a bail hearing on Nov. 16.

(Guelph police do not provide the names of those charged).