Man Tried to Stab EMT Responding to Call to Help Him - @ JEMS.com


Man Tried to Stab EMT Responding to Call to Help Him


 
 

| Thursday, April 2, 2009


JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A Passaic man was arrested in Jersey City Tuesday after trying to stab an emergency medical technician responding to a call of man suffering from a diabetic emergency, officials said.

Benjamin S. McCray Jr., 51, was arrested at 11:16 a.m. at Tonnelle and Manhattan avenues and was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, reports said.

EMTs responding to a store at Manhattan and Liberty avenues on the diabetes call were told the man had left and was walking down Manhattan Avenue, reports said.

The EMTs spotted McCray, who fit the description of the man they were told about, walking on Manhattan and Tonnelle avenues, but when they approached him and asked if he needed help, McCray took out a knife and started swinging it at them, reports said.

The EMTs retreated to their ambulance and called police, who found McCray on Tonnelle, where he was climbing the concrete divider and was about to walk into oncoming traffic, reports said.

An officer grabbed McCray's arm to stop him and felt a knife hidden up his sleeve, reports said.

The officer took the knife and arrested McCray, who was positively identified by the EMTs, reports said.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Provider Wellness and Safety, Medical Emergencies, Pain Management

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

FDNY Rescues Boy on Frozen River

Video captures rescue on the Bronx River.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Three Injured in Philadelphia Collapse

Parapet wall falls through roof of store.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Explosion Shakes Mexico Hospital

Rescuers search ruins of children’s hospital.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Hands On February 2015

Here’s a look at this month’s product hands on.
More >


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

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

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


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

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


More Product Videos >