Firefighter Stabbed by Patient in Hospital Emergency Room in Boyle Heights

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A firefighter suffered a non life-threatening wound after being stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
A firefighter suffered a non life-threatening wound after being stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Tuesday night.

The stabbing occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the hospital emergency room, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department.

The patient was in the emergency room on a mental health hold, Lopez said.

A Los Angeles firefighter was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
A Los Angeles firefighter was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

He allegedly pulled a knife out of his sock, stabbed the firefighter and threatened other hospital staff members before being tackled by security guards, according to Lopez.

The firefighter was in stable condition with a non life-threatening wound to his arm, fire officials stated.

The unidentified patient was in custody and was expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Lopez.

 

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