Tuesday 17 July 2018

Paramedic assaulted on Dublin Bus while responding to call

The incident happened on the 41 bus this morning Photo: Stock image
The incident happened on the 41 bus this morning Photo: Stock image
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A man has been arrested after a paramedic was assaulted on a Dublin Bus this morning.

The incident happened on the 41 bus on Abbey Street at around 7.40am.

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to assist a man, who then became aggressive and knocked the paramedic unconscious.

A garda spokeswoman said the man was later arrested and brought to Store Street garda station.

"DFB were called to assist to a male on a bus on Abbey Street this morning the 10th of July 2018 at approx. 7.40am," the statement said.

"Male became aggressive and assaulted the DFB paramedic. Gardai arrived and arrested male for public order and assault and was conveyed to Store Street Garda Station."

Dublin Fire Brigade said the paramedic was part of an ambulance crew treating the man at the time.

A spokesperson said DFB management and staff condemn incidents of this nature, describing them as "totally unacceptable".

"We will support our colleague and wish him a full and speedy recovery. Dublin Fire Brigade will also assist An Garda Siochana in any way we can."

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