Police: Man assaults paramedic taking him to psychiatric center in San Jose

SAN JOSE (KRON) — Police arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted a paramedic who was taking him to a psychiatric center Monday in San Jose, police said.

Around 11:24 a.m., officers responded to the area of West Hedding St. and Coleman Ave. on a call for aid.

An ambulance was transporting a man, who had been placed on a 72-hour hold, to Emergency Psychiatric Services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, according to police.

The man allegedly freed himself from a gurney and assaulted a paramedic.

When the ambulance stopped, the man then fled on foot, police said.

At 11:32 a.m., officers found the suspect near The Alameda and West Taylor St. where he was taken into custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of assault, police said.

WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:

>> MORE TOP STORIES

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s