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Man arrested for spitting blood at medical personnel

January 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET — A city man is facing felony charges after spitting a mix of blood and saliva at medical and security personnel who were attempting to restrain him at Landmark Medical Center’s emergency room Saturday.
Andre Dion McDaniel, 32, is charged with assaulting health care workers and other emergency personnel during an obscenity-laced temper tantrum shortly before 3 a.m. He also faces two counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
Patrolman Michael Theroux said he could hear McDaniel yelling and screaming all the way from the waiting room of the Cass Avenue hospital when he arrived.
He said the profanities and commotion were also making a number of patrons waiting to see a doctor visibly distressed.

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