Nova Scotia

Police officer punched at Halifax hospital

Halifax Regional Police say one of their officers was assaulted at a hospital Friday morning.

Cop not injured in early morning attack

A police officer was attacked in the emergency room Friday. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Halifax Regional Police say one of their officers was assaulted at a hospital Friday morning.

Police went to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre at 7:20 a.m. on an unrelated matter. Once inside the emergency room, a man punched a male officer in the face.

Police subdued the assailant and arrested him. Police expect to lay charges.

The officer was checked out at the hospital, but was not seriously injured.

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