UPDATE: Doctor arrested in relation to suspicious deaths at Hawkesbury hospital

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UPDATE: Doctor arrested in relation to suspicious deaths at Hawkesbury hospital

UPDATE: In an update to a previous story from the OPP, the CBC is reporting that Dr. Brian Nadler has been arrested and charged with one count of First Degree Murder in relation to an OPP investigation into multiple suspicious deaths at Hawkesbury & District General Hospital.

According to the CBC, Nadler made a court appearance earlier in the afternoon of Friday, March 26.

Original story:

HAWKESBURY, Ontario – The OPP is investigating what they are calling “a number of suspicious deaths” in Hawkesbury and Hawkesbury & District General Hospital, which is in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) region.

On Friday, March 26, the OPP announced that they were conducting an investigation after they were called to the hospital. They state that they have taken one individual into custody, but would not say if that individual was a staff member at the hospital.

Additionally, the OPP would not confirm how many deaths they believed had occurred or that they were investigating.

“The investigation by the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is in its initial stages. Members of the OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit are assisting with the case,” reads a statement from the OPP. “Currently there is no risk to public or patient safety and the routine activity at the hospital will not be affected by the investigation.”

OPP Acting Manger of Media Relation Superintendent Bill Dickson stated that more information should become available later on Friday.

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