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Alleged incidents at urgent care clinic now being investigated, DCSO says
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Following allegations made online Jan. 4 that multiple people misbehaved while waiting at a COVID-19 testing site at the end of December, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation later that Tuesday. The alleged incidents happened on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28 at Northside Family Medicine and Urgent Care, said DCSO in an email to DCN.

Neither of the incidents were initially reported to law enforcement. 

During the Dec. 27 incident, an unidentified male subject went into the facility to get a COVID-19 test, but because he did not have an appointment, he was turned away, DCSO wrote. 

The subject then became angry and proceeded to leave the urgent care, allegedly pushing the door extremely hard to open it and knocking it off its hinge. 

There was no glass breakage, and it was repaired the same day. Staff at the urgent care reported the incident to onsite security.

The next day, another unidentified male came into the urgent care using a golf club as a cane. After being turned away, he became angry and allegedly made a derogatory comment to the staff. The male also allegedly pointed the club at an employee and told them that “he should hit her in the head with the club.”

The male then left the facility, and no damage was caused. The staff member advised that it was not reported to law enforcement because no incident occurred other than the comment and threat. This incident was also reported to the onsite security officer.

DCN will update this story as more information becomes available. 


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