Man Attacks Pennsylvania EMS Personnel while Being Transported to Hospital - News - @ JEMS.com


Man Attacks Pennsylvania EMS Personnel while Being Transported to Hospital

Two volunteer EMTs & a staff paramedic suffered minor injuries


 
 

Public Opinion Online | | Monday, August 6, 2012


GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Greencastle man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked EMS personnel while being transported Wednesday.

Greencastle Police Department and Rescue Hose Company No. 1 where called for an unresponsive person on South Carlisle Street at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, according to Greencastle Police Department.

Adam Shaffer, 27, was transported by ambulance from the scene. While en route to the hospital, he "attacked EMS personnel in the ambulance," police said.

Two volunteer EMT personnel from the Rescue Hose Company and a staff paramedic from Waynesboro ALS suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police responded to the assault and took custody of Shaffer. He was treated at Chambersburg Hospital before being turned over to Franklin County Probation pending arraignment, police said.



Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, attack

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Tempe’s Drug Dilemma

Dealing with overdoses.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

I’m a Paramedic

Profile of a Northshore LIJ medic.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Riding with Busy Welsh Ambulances

EMS crews struggle under mounting pressures.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Albuquerque Unveils New Rescue Unit

Mayor and residents celebrate new ambulance.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Nightwatch Series Premiere Party

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman attends the series premiere of A&E's new reality show, "Nightwatch."
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Ottawa Chemical Investigation

Chemicals and suspicious package are probed at two locations
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Cincinnati Overpass Collapse

Fatal pancake collapse occurs during demolition.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >