By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker
A Detroit medic was attacked on Detroit’s east side Tuesday night when an irate family member threw a firefighter’s handheld radio through the back window of an ambulance and struck the medic in the head.
Two medics were preparing to transport a 68-year-old woman to the hospital at about 7:30 p.m. when the attack occurred on the 4600 block of Chatsworth.
The medic was bleeding from the head and rushed to the hospital, where he was in stable condition.
The suspect appeared to be angry that medics were taking his family member to a different hospital than the one he wanted.
“We are being attacked,” firefighters said over the radio. “We’re going to need scout at the scene immediately.”
In October, two Detroit medics were stabbed and slashed by a man with a knife in the Cass Corridor.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.