New York Mayor Gets Earful From Union Head Following Attack On EMT By Emotionally Disturbed Man

  • Source: WLNY-TV 55 Riverhead
  • Published: 10/22/2019 12:00 AM

Mayor Bill de Blasio is being asked to do more to protect first responders in the wake of an attack on a 20-year-old emergency medical technician as he was transporting an emotional disturbed person to the hospital. The ambulance EMT Nicholas Cody used to transport an emotionally disturbed person on Friday night sat parked outside the emergency room at Lincoln Hospital on Monday, the decal warning that it’s a felony to attack a first responder, apparently not much of a deterrent in a city where the number of of mental health 911 calls have nearly doubled in the last decade. Nicholas was bitten, beaten and attacked by the man he was trying to help. “He’s hurt pretty bad right now. Right now, he doesn’t have any mobility or feeling in his left arm,” Jeffrey Cody, Nicholas’ dad, told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer exclusively.


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