Medic charged with assault with bodily fluids after allegedly throwing medical tool at FF

First responders were on the scene of a serious car wreck when a paramedic threw a contaminated piece of medical equipment at a firefighter


By Rachel Engel

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — A paramedic was arrested and charged with assault with bodily fluids after he allegedly threw a medical tool at a firefighter’s face.  

First responders were at the scene of a car wreck with one patient seriously injured, when police say Paramedic Matthew Houston West, 32, threw a used medical tool at the face of a firefighter, causing minor injuries, WAFF 48 reported.  

Photo/Jackson County Sheriff's Office

West was charged with assault with bodily fluids, a Class A misdemeanor, and transported to jail.  

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