Doctor on leave after Norton Commons incident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A doctor is now on leave following an incident captured on video at Norton Commons over alleged lack of social distancing.

Southern Indiana Anesthesia Consultants released a statement late Monday confirming it was one of their physicians.

The partners of the group say they’ve decided to place the physician that appeared in the video on administrative leave immediately pending further investigation.

Video of the incident was posted on social media. over the weekend.

The poster of the video says they were with friends Friday and admitted they were failing to social distance.

They say a couple claiming to be physicians attacked them with one man choking one of the girls.The man appears to push multiple teenage girls before grabbing a girl who allegedly took the phone of the woman with him.

Metro Police took a report of the incident and is still investigating a report of a possible strangulation.

“Obviously, we do not advise individuals concerned about social distancing to take matters into their own hands and confront people about it, especially in any physical way,” LMPD said. “We ask people who are concerned about large gatherings to call 311 or 911 to report their concerns.”

WHAS11 News is choosing not to name the man because he has not been charged with police only saying he is a suspect.

A representative from Boxcar PR released a statement late Monday surrounding the incident:

SIAC, a division of One Anesthesia PLLC is aware of the incident that occurred in Norton Commons with one of its physicians, who was not on official call or due to report to the hospital in any official capacity. With that said, the partners of SIAC, a division of One Anesthesia PLLC have decided to place the physician that appeared in the video on administrative leave as of April 5th pending further investigation. Our well wishes extend to all parties involved and we will continue to monitor this situation as new information develops.

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