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Kentucky Man Arrested After EMS Crew Member Assaulted Thanksgiving Night

Bernard Q. Ellison, 65, was arrested Thanksgiving night. (Photo Laurel County Correctional Center)

LONDON, Ky. – A 65-year-old man is facing assault charges against first responders after allegedly becoming belligerent while drinking on Thanksgiving night, authorities said.

Bernard Q. Ellison faces charges of disorderly conduct, terrorist threatening, alcohol intoxication and two counts of assault.

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Police say Ellison began cursing and created a disturbance as emergency medical personnel tried to help him Thursday night. Ellison is accused of assaulting the EMS crew member and a deputy who was trying to help calm him down.

Ellison became so combative the EMS crew was unable to transport him to the hospital and was instead taken to St. Joseph Hospital London by a sheriff’s deputy, police say.

Ellison continued to cause a disturbance at the hospital and was charged after being released, authorities said.