Police searching for man who allegedly assaulted emergency medic in ambulance

Wanted: Police are searching for this man, who allegedly struck an emergency medical technician in his chest multiple times while being treated in an ambulance at the corner of E. 15th Street and Kings Highway near Midwood on Aug. 7.

Police are asking the public to help identify a man who allegedly assaulted an emergency medical technician while he was being treated in an ambulance near Midwood on Aug. 7.

The alleged assault occurred around 12:15 pm, when police say the man punched the medic in the chest several times in the ambulance at the corner of East 15th Street and Kings Highway. The man then fled the ambulance on foot in an unknown direction, and the emergency medical technician was treated for his injuries at a local hospital, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477 or in Spanish at (888) 577–4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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