NEW YORK – Two FDNY EMTs were beaten and pepper sprayed after refusing to drive two patients to another hospital, according to reports.
The beating happened outside of Mount Sinai West Hospital on Tenth Ave. and W. 59th St. around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported.
The suspects, 27-year-old Andre Langston and 24-year-old Avanti Rhodes, both of the Bronx, were first taken to the hospital but got into a fight with the head nurse, the newspaper reported.
The two ran back to the ambulance and demanded the crew taken them to another hospital. The EMTs refused, and one of the first responders was punched in the face. The other partner tried to step in and that’s when Langston hit the two EMTs with pepper spray in the eyes, according to the report.
The EMTs suffered minor injuries, WABC-TV reported.
The suspects were arrested on felony assault charges afterward.