Rescuers from the Brussels fire brigade (DBDMH) were physically attacked and threatened with death on Saturday morning during an intervention in Schaerbeek. They had been summoned by a man, who attacked and threatened them on the spot. The service is going to file a complaint with civil parties.
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The man in his thirties called the emergency services just before 11 a.m. on Saturday because he needed medical attention. “But when our teams arrived on the scene, they were confronted with an individual who did not want to cooperate at all,” said spokesman Walter Derieuw. “The paramedics then decided to request assistance from an MUG. That team tried to give the man a shot, but he resisted. All the equipment of the MUG was thrown on the floor.”
According to Derieuw, the man went wild, he scratched an ambulance until bleeding, tore his T-shirt and stuck his finger in the eye of a colleague, who suffered a corneal injury and had to go to hospital for treatment. The man also made death threats. The police eventually intervened to calm the attacker.
DBDMH and the injured ambulance driver will file a complaint with the Brussels public prosecutor’s office.