Incident Date

TBPS Primary Response officers dealt with 2 separate incidents this past weekend involving altercations between patients and health care workers at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).


TBPS officers transported a 15-year-old female involved in a mental health call to the hospital on the evening of Saturday June 18, 2022.  A health care worker was assaulted while attempting to aid the female.  The worker sustained a nonlife threatening injury and had a personal item damaged in the altercation.

The 15-year-old was subsequently charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Mischief Under $5,000.  This individual cannot be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


A health care worker was struck by a patient at the TBRHSC on the afternoon of June 19, 2022.  TBPS officers responded to investigate.  The health care worker was not injured and did not wish to have the patient charged. A police report was filed by the responding officer following this incident.