EMT attacked by patient's family in Detroit in latest string of EMT attacks

Posted at 5:36 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 12:25:13-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — An EMT was attacked by a patient's family in Detroit Tuesday night.

The medic was attacked at a Henry Ford dialysis center.

Leaders at the Detroit Firefighters Association are looking into the matter.

Another EMT, Joshua Bradley, was attacked at a liquor store parking lot on Detroit's west side just days ago. Bradley said he's concerned for his life and the lives of other EMTs. He says more needs to be done to make sure his life and other won't be put in harm so they can do their job.

On Sunday night, paramedics were attacked by a patient who then stole their ambulance. The patient was eventually taken into custody. The two EMTs suffered minor injuries, but are expected to make a full recovery.

The union is calling for an increase in ambulances, staff and police back-up. The city says some staffing increases are being worked on in the near future, but not to the level the union is calling for.