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Lethbridge Police say SCS security guard victim of needle assault

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A 29 year old man is facing charges after an alleged assault on a security guard inside the Supervised Consumption Site (SCS).

Lethbridge Police say just before 6:00 am on Tuesday (Mar. 3), security went up to a man at the SCS after the client was seen injecting a needle in the waiting area.

Drug use is only allowed in consumption rooms.

LPS say the man was asked to stop, but became upset and agitated and shot the contents of the syringe, including blood and other fluids, into the security guard’s face.

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The guard went to hospital and will require ongoing treatment as a result.

Wade Allan Nicholas Cross Child is facing numerous charges including aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, and assault with a weapon. He was originally released, however police say Cross Child was re-arrested a few hours later for theft.

He remains in jail and will appear in court at the end of May.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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