A Queens man assaulted two firefighters responding to a medical emergency at a housing development, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Clarence Smith, 37, attacked the firefighters as they were providing medical assistance to a person at NYCHA’s Queens Bridge North Houses on 10th St. in Long Island City Tuesday afternoon.
“Get out of the way!” Smith yelled at one of the firefighters — then grabbed her, repeatedly pushed her against a wall and took a swing at her, prosecutors said.
When a second firefighter intervened, Smith shoved him against a wall and spit in his face, prosecutors alleged.
Sources familiar with the incident said the patient fell unconscious during a diabetic episode. Smith’s connection to the patient wasn’t clear Wednesday night.
Both firefighters were treated at a nearby hospital; Smith surrendered to cops at the 114th Precinct later in the day.
The first injured firefighter hasn’t returned to work since the attack, United Firefighters Association president Andrew Ansbro said.
“Her back was to him. She didn’t even know what was coming,” he said. “From what I was also told, he came out of nowhere.”
The firefighter was still getting tests done to see the extent of her injuries, Ansbro said.
Smith was charged with felony assault and harassment. Queens Criminal Court Judge Michelle Johnson ordered him released without bail at his Tuesday night arraignment.