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Man Bites IL Paramedic, Injures Firefighter in Struggle


Chicago (IL) – Charges are pending against a man who police said bit a paramedic who was trying to help him in the Loop. A firefighter was also injured in the struggle.

Rescue personnel responded to a “man down” call in the 200-block of West Jackson Boulevard around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police said the man bit the paramedic on her left calf as she tried to put him on a stretcher. When a firefighter stepped in to assist, his shoulder was dislocated in a struggle. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and are expected to be OK.

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