A Rossford (near Toledo) Fire & Rescue Firefighter/EMT is recovering, after being assaulted while responding to a call. The run came in as a report of a man banging his head on the concrete on Eagle Point Rd. When crews arrived, Nicholas Fitzpatrick, 34, reportedly punched the firefighter in the chest. Police officers ordered Fitzpatrick to sit down. When he refused to listen, officers used a Taser on Fitzpatrick. Officers then handcuffed the suspect while medics treated him.
The firefighter didn’t have any visible injuries, but police say the suspect hit her very hard. That firefighter was taken to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment. The suspect was also taken to the hospital for treatment of his self-inflicted injuries. Police are not releasing the name of the firefighter involved at this time. The investigation is ongoing.