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MONTREAL – Sherbrooke police are looking for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a nurse in a pharmacy.

Police said Monday morning a man walked into the office of a nurse administering COVID-19 vaccines at a pharmacy on 12th Avenue North.

“He was angry and aggressive,” said Martin Carrier, spokesperson for the Sherbrooke police.

The suspect allegedly accused the nurse of having “vaccinated his wife without consent” before “hitting her in the face several times” and fleeing the scene.

The nurse, who is in her 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment for “serious facial injuries,” police said.

On Wednesday, the Order of Nurses of Quebec tweeted that the alleged assault was “unacceptable” and wished the nurse a full recovery.

Police say they are looking for a man between 30 and 45, of average build.

He has short dark hair, dark eyes and large eyebrows. The man, who spoke French, wore a dark shirt and jeans.

He also wore earrings and had a tattoo on his hand that looked like a cross.

Sherbrooke police are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call them at 819 821-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-771-1800.

This report by La Presse Canadienne was first published in French on September 22, 2021.


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