“DETROIT (WWJ) â€“Â Officials say two paramedics are in serious condition after they were attacked and stabbed repeatedly while trying to help a woman on Detroitâ€™s west side, and the suspect remains on the loose.
The incident happened just after 12 a.m. Tuesday in the 3400 block of Third Street, in a neighborhood just east of the Lodge Freeway along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The paramedics had been called to the area to treat a woman with an ankle injury when a man who was with the woman became “agitated” and attacked.
A male subject on scene was upset at the assessment of the medics,as they were treating her and at some point during the encounter, he produced this weapon.Â The suspect first went for the male paramedic, who has been working with the department for about two years. When the female paramedic, a 13-year department veteran, stepped in to help her partner, the suspect turned his attention – and his weapon – to her. Both paramedics were stabbed and slashed repeatedly before making it back to their vehicle. The paramedics then drove themselves to Detroit Receiving Hospital where both remain in serious condition.
“It was a horrific scene. The EMS rig, the scene inside of the rig is horrific. Their injuries are horrific,” Fire Commissioner Jones said, adding that both paramedics will have significant scarring. “Both of the EMTs are going to require some extensive surgeries. The injuries – they came to within inches of dying.”
The suspect took off running after the attack and is currently being sought by police. His description was not immediately released.” -The Secret ListÂ