A Boston first responder underwent emergency surgery Wednesday after being stabbed multiple times by a patient she was treating in the back of an ambulance while en route to the hospital, officials said.
A 31-year-old “emotionally disturbed” woman began stabbing the female EMT who was treating her in the back of an ambulance headed for Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston EMS Chief Jim Hooley told the Boston Herald. The male EMT driving pulled over to intervene. The patient attacked the second first responder with pepper spray, Hooley said.
Fellow EMTs responded to a call about a medic in distress around 4 p.m. outside the courthouse. The EMT underwent emergency surgery, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said. She is expected to make a full recovery. She's worked for the Emergency Services department for 11 years.