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Chicago FD paramedic attacked by patient

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About 4 a.m., Chicago Fire Department paramedics were called to the on the 2700-block of West 68th Street for a female seeking medical attention. The patient became combative during her treatment and began fighting the paramedics inside the ambulance. Latorya Thigpen, 19, allegedly spat at the paramedics, struck them in the body, face, and head with closed fists, punched them multiple times, kicked and scratched them as they attempted to treat her. Injuries to the victims included scratches, abrasions, bruising and even loss of consciousness due to the blows. She was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery.

While paramedics were in the 6800 block of South Damen Avenue responding to this call, their ambulance was struck by a bullet. A group of people gathered outside the ambulance and began banging on the windows and doors to get inside. That’s when several shots were fired somewhere outside. The paramedics drove away with the patient to 69th Street and Bell Avenue, before dropping her off at Holy Cross Hospital. Officers arrived shortly after to a call of gunshots fired in the area and recovered shell casings and a vehicle related to the shooting.

A bullet hole was discovered in the ambulance

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Chicago FD paramedic attacked by patient

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A 72-year-old man has been charged with trying to sexually assault a Chicago Fire Department paramedic who was taking him to a hospital after he crashed his car Wednesday night on the South Side.

Roy U. Hall struck a pole in the 3300 block of South King Drive about 9:30 p.m. and an ambulance was called, according to Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.  While on the way to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Hall tried to assault the paramedic, a 36-year-old woman.

When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, Hall was restrained by security and the paramedic was treated for minor injuries.

Hall, of the 7700 block of South Calumet Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery of a protected employee and attempted aggravated criminal sexual abuse causing bodily harm, police said.

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