Patient attacks paramedic inside ambulance

SAPD: Suspect choked paramedic inside ambulance while en route to University Hospital

SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested early Monday morning after he attacked a paramedic while inside an ambulance, San Antonio police said.

An Acadian Ambulance crew picked up the man around 2:30 a.m. and was transporting him to University Hospital when police said he suddenly grabbed a female paramedic and began to choke her.

The man then jumped out of the ambulance and fled on foot down the highway.

Police managed to catch up to the man near West Avenue and take him into custody. 

The paramedic suffered bruising on her neck and arms, police said.

Officials did not say why the man was initially being transported to the hospital.

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