Two firefighters in Tucson who were assaulted while responding to a medical emergency have been released from the hospital.
The two first responders answered a call about a man with stomach pain at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, according to Captain Andy Skaggs with Tucson Fire Department.
Skaggs said the firefighters tried treating the patient but he became agitated and grabbed a knife.
The firefighters avoided the knife and wrestled the patient to the ground, according to Skaggs.
“It did turn into a wrestling match in which the firefighters were injured,” he said.
They were released from Banner UMC in a couple of hours.
Skaggs said both are expected to be okay.
Skaggs said medicals calls for help rarely escalate to a situation like Sunday’s. He said everyone is thankful that it didn’t end worse.
The patient is in the hospital for treatment for his original stomach pains, according to Sergeant Pete Dugan with Tucson Police Department.
He said the man will be booked into Pima County Jail when he’s released from the hospital.
Dugan said the man is not cooperating with the investigation and he will be charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault.