Paramedic Describes Being Attacked During Ambulance Run

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — Paramedics are used to answering calls for people who are hurt or injured.

But last week, it was two Chicago paramedics themselves who needed help after two men attacked them.

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez talked to one of the paramedics.

When calls for medical help come in, Chicago paramedics are dispatched.

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That’s what happened Friday evening around 5:30, when a man fell outside a boutique in the Andersonville neighborhood.

Paramedic Frank Velez and his partner responded in ambulance No. 31.

“We put him in the back of the ambulance,” he says of the patient.

They were about to transport the patient to the hospital, when they noticed two men across the street “yelling at the ambulance and just with profanity,” Velez says.

Suspecting there could be trouble, Velez asked responding firefighters to stay, and it was a good call as the men turned…

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