Detroit EMS worker recovering following on the job attack

Suffered facial and shoulder injuries

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Only on 7, A Detroit medic is recovering after being assaulted on the job. 

The attack happened Thursday evening. 

Bob Hardwick and his partner were called to an apartment in the area of Meyers and McNichols on Detroit's west side to assist a female patient. As they were about to transport her to the hospital, Hardwick says her boyfriend became violent and attacked his partner. 

"He got hit in the face, a laceration above the eye and hit his shoulder in the process," said Hardwick.  "All we want to do is help the patient and we understand their family wants to be with them, but you got to let us do our job first."

Detroit police quickly responded and took the boyfriend into custody.

Hardwick's partner is expected to be off work for a few days to recover from his injuries.


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