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Man Struck By Car Stabs Assisting Paramedics

By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A man who was hit by a car suddenly became violent and attacked two paramedics who were trying to help him in Philadelphia Monday morning.

According to investigators, the incident began when a naked man, who was running in and out of traffic, was struck by a car at about 5:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Roosevelt Boulevard near Berkley Street.

As a result of being struck by the car, the male was knocked unconscious.

While en-route to the hospital, the male awoke on the gurney and with an oxygen tank attached still to him. Authorities say he punched one paramedic in the face and grabbed a pair of scissors and caused superficial wounds to the paramedics.

The cops were then called to the scene and when they arrived, the male exited the ambulance and began to swing the oxygen tank at police. The male eventually threw the tank at a fire engine, breaking a window.

The man was eventually tazed by police and taken into police custody.

The two paramedics were taken to Temple University Hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the driver of the striking car stopped at the scene and was not charged.

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