California Firefighters Fired on During EMS Call

Elderly man began resisting firefighters’ efforts


 
 

| Monday, April 15, 2013


BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California arrested an 88-year-old man after he started shooting at Berkeley firefighters who were tending to him and grazed one of the responders.

Authorities say firefighters were treating the man at his Berkeley home for an unknown medical problem at about 1:45 a.m. Monday when he began resisting their efforts.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/11hzqCl ) the man started firing from a handgun after firefighters called police.

A police spokeswoman says one firefighter was grazed by a bullet when it hit and destroyed a pager-like communication device he was wearing on his belt. He was treated at the scene and did not need to be hospitalized.

The man's name wasn't released. He was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



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