Texas Firefighter Stabbed at Fire Scene

A firefighter was stabbed while operating at the scene of a fire in Yorktown, Texas.

According to the Victoria Advocate (http://bit.ly/1vmxSFy), firefighters responded to a reported truck fire Tuesday evening to find a man burning brush, a couch, and a city-issued trash bin in front of his home.

As firefighters prepared to extinguish the fire, the 35-year-old man began yelling at them. Officials told the man he was not allowed to burn in city limits, according to the report.

As the firefighters spoke, the man apparently lunged at one of fire department members, and firefighters witnessed a knife in the attacker’s hand after he pulled away.

The firefighter suffered a two-inch stab to his lower abdomen, though no vital organs were struck. He was hospitalized.

Other firefighters restrained the suspected assailant and tried to reason with him, but he reportedly tried to attack again. Police officers responding to the scene arrested the suspect.

Read further details about this case at http://bit.ly/1vmxSFy.

 

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