An aggressive patient attacked paramedics in an ambulance. The incident occurred during transport to a hospital near Recław (West Pomeranian Voivodeship). Police officers were called to the scene and helped the ambulance staff incapacitate the 39-year-old. One of the rescuers suffered a facial injury and a broken nose. He is on sick leave.
The beating took place on Wednesday (September 20). Paramedics from Międzyzdroje were called to a 39-year-old man who had behavioral disorders. As Paulina Heigel, spokeswoman for the Provincial Ambulance Station in Szczecin, said in an interview with tvn24.pl, the man became aggressive during transport at the height of Recław.
– He attacked our paramedic, hitting him in the head and face. The decision was then made to stop the ambulance, but unfortunately the patient was still aggressive. He hit our paramedic in the stomach and then the team decided to lock him in the ambulance and call the police, Heigel said.
Paramedics with injuries
This information was confirmed by Senior Sergeant Katarzyna Jasion, press officer of the District Police Headquarters in Kamień Pomorski. – The policemen’s role was to help rescuers incapacitate the passenger. The man was then taken to the hospital in Gryfice, the policewoman said.
– Members of our team had to stop duty, our rescuer due to abdominal pain, and the paramedic due to a facial injury. He has a broken nose and is staying on… sick leave – summed up Paulina Heigel.
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