First, there were to be verbal taunts, then there were blows. In one of the streets of Poznań there was a struggle between a paramedic and a man and a woman. However, the recording does not show what happened before. – The rescuer was hit in the face, then he tried to chase the attacker away – reports the spokesman for the ambulance. The police are dealing with the matter.
Police in Poznań initiated a case of a struggle between a paramedic and two young people. The incident took place on Saturday night at Podgórna Street in the center of Poznań. According to information provided by the police, the emergency medical team was called to an unconscious woman. During the intervention, the rescuers were to accost passers-by.
“They were very aggressive”
– The rescuers arrived, got out of the car and in the first moments the people around them were very aggressive. They had a problem with the traffic lights on, blinding them. They had a problem with the lifeguard holding the tablet, which is our normal work tool. Maybe someone interpreted it that the paramedic is watching social media. As a consequence, the rescuers went back to the ambulance and asked the police patrol for support and waited in the car – reports Robert Judek, spokesman for the Provincial Ambulance Station in Poznań.
As he explains, the withdrawal of the team in a dangerous situation is a normal procedure that is supposed to prevent the escalation of emotions. – When the group moved away, the rescuers returned to the injured person. Unfortunately, these people noticed that the rescuers were away from the ambulance and returned. One person hit the rescuer with his fist in the face. The rest of what happened can be seen in the recording. The lifeguard is trying to chase the attacker away – adds Judek.
Intervention recording, police are looking for witnesses
The recording published by the WTK television lasts several dozen seconds. It shows how the paramedic moves away from the ambulance and walks quickly behind the man who nervously looks back. After walking a few meters, the rescuer turns back and goes to the ambulance. Then a woman appears on his way and tries to attack him with the bottle. The woman misses, the rescuer avoids the blow. At this point, the man, who was previously followed by the medic, reappears next to the rescuer. The man joins the scuffle, and the pushed woman soon bumps into a shop window.
A few tens of seconds long video was recorded by the witness of the event. – We always want to clarify such situations immediately, and that was also what happened in this case. I would like to appeal to just let us work – adds Judek.
Police officers determine the circumstances of the incident and look for witnesses of the struggle.
Main photo source: WTK Television