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Police: Man Urinated On Floor, Fought Guards At W-B General Hospital

February 6, 2019

WILKES-BARRE — A Lancaster County man is facing charges after urinating on the floor and fighting with security guards at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, according to police. Officers were dispatched to the hospital on North River Street around 12:35 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a man who refused to leave hospital property and fighting with security officers. Police discovered Dereje Tasew Woldemariam, 25, of Salunga-Landisville, had been taken to the hospital by ambulance but then refused treatment, proceeding to urinate on the floor. Officers arrested Woldemariam and charged him with resisting arrest, defiant trespassing, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, possessing drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness. He was being held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000. — JAMES HALPIN

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