Detroit EMT injured in attack

  • Source: the detroit news
  • Published: 03/09/2016 12:00 AM

A Detroit emergency medical technician was attacked on a run Tuesday evening, city officials said. The worker was in stable condition at St. John Hospital after the attack with a department radio, said Detroit Senior Firefighter James Plieth. Two EMTs were responding to a medical emergency in the 4600 block of Chatsworth on the city’s east side about 7:30 p.m. when “family members became unruly,” said Detroit police Officer Jennifer Moreno. They shattered a window in the rig, injuring one of the workers, she said. Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said the workers had been treating a patient with breathing difficulties then decided to transport that person to the hospital when someone attacked, “unprovoked, illegally.” The injured worker, a five-year veteran, was expected to make a full recovery, Jones said. No arrests had been made Tuesday night; police were investigating. The incident came less than six months after a Detroit EMS paramedic and her partner were slashed with a box cutter Oct. 20 outside a homeless shelter near the city’s Cass Corridor area.


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