A suspect has been formally charged following a violent incident at the Russell Health Centre in western Manitoba earlier this week.

RCMP were called around 5 p.m. on Jan. 1.

A man went to the hospital seeking treatment for an injury from a snowmobile crash. RCMP said a doctor and at least two nurses were treating the man, when he became violent, assaulted them and then left the room.

The suspect also assaulted a young girl, chased another child and uttered threats towards elderly patients, said police.

RCMP arrived and used a Taser to bring the suspect under control.

Police said the actions and quick thinking by hospital staff members prevented serious injuries to children, visitors and other patients.

On Friday, RCMP said  43-year-old Craig Allen Huntinghawk from Waywayseecappo faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, uttering threats and failing to comply with a recognizance.