Detroit Medics Stabbed, Slashed While Responding

Two Detroit medics were reportedly stabbed and slashed while attempting to render aid on an emergency call last night.

WXYZ reports that the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. in front of a homeless shelter on 3rd St.

According to the report, Medic 6 was working on an injured woman when a man became agitated and attacked them with a knife.

“The scene inside the rig was horrific. Their injuries were horrific,” according to Interim Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones, who says the injuries will require surgery.

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In September, a Detroit EMS worker was reportedly punched in the face while responding to a motor vehicle crash on Detroit’s west side, and, in a separate incident, a person allegedly put a loaded gun in the face of a medic because he was upset about where an ambulance was parked.

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