Firefighter-EMT attacked on medical call

The EMT sustained injuries after a family member of the patient he was treating threw a radio through the window of the ambulance


The Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — An EMT was injured in Detroit on Tuesday night after the family of a patient became unruly at the scene, Detroit police said.

The incident began at around 7:30 p.m., when emergency medical personnel arrived to the 4600 block of Chatsworth on Detroit’s east side to help a person having a medical emergency, said Officer Jennifer Moreno.

But while assisting the patient, the family became unruly, Moreno said. That’s when a family member used “an unknown object” to smash the back window of the emergency vehicle, and the object also then struck a medic, Moreno said.

The EMT was taken to St. John Hospital in Detroit with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not arrested anyone yet, and the investigation is ongoing.

Engine 58 and EMS Medic 13 were dispatched to the 4600 block of Chatsworth. EMS found a patient in need of immediate...

Posted by Detroit Medic POAM on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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