09/23/2015 08:23 EDT | Updated 09/23/2016 05:12 EDT

Saskatoon Nurses Swarmed By Men While Walking To Their Cars

The incident occurred near the Royal University Hospital.

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SASKATOON — A Saskatoon nurse is warning her colleagues who work at the Royal University Hospital to be careful when walking to their cars after their shift.

Shauna Dugan says in a Facebook post that five or six men in dark clothing swarmed her and two other nurses Tuesday night while they crossed President Murray Park, known to many as the tree park, near Brunskill School.

Many nurses who work at the hospital say they have to leave their vehicles near the park, which is several blocks south of the university campus.

Dugan said the men, who looked to be between 18 and 20 years old, emerged from the trees and surrounded her group.

She said they ran to the nearest car before anything happened, but she noted how “this situation very easily could have ended very differently.”

This comes just days after a woman was sexually assaulted while running on the Meewasin Trail behind the hospital.

Campus security confirms they received a report from Dugan and have referred it to the Saskatoon Police Service.

Dugan could not be reached for a comment.


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