Patient bites ambulance attendant
Clarkston man was on way to psych ward
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) — Clarkston Fire Chief Steve Cooper says in his 35 years of experience he's never seen anything like what happened early Sunday when paramedics were transporting a patient from Tri-State Memorial Hospital to Eastern State Hospital.
The ambulance was on its way to the psychiatric hospital at Medical Lake when the 41-year-old patient broke his restraints, pushed his way into the cab and bit the driver on the hand.
KXLY-TV reports (http://is.gd/3I0eVM ) the driver stopped and another person in the ambulance pulled the man away. He ran to a nearby farm house, threw a rock through a window and fled into a field.
Colfax police, Spokane County sheriff's deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers found the man hiding under a bridge where he was arrested with the use of a Taser.