Ga. pediatrician arrested for allegedly attacking paramedic

When EMS arrived to transport a patient, the doctor allegedly attacked the paramedic after a disagreement regarding the medical capabilities of the EMTs on scene

By EMS1 Staff

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A pediatrician was charged after allegedly attacking a paramedic who responded to a transfer request at this office, WJCL reported.

Dr. Melvin Perry was arrested after reportedly punching a female paramedic and “swinging around” an oxygen tank after a Puckett EMS crew arrived to transport an infant from Perry’s office to a nearby hospital.

According to court documents, Perry became involved in a heated argument with the paramedic regarding the medical capabilities of the EMTs on scene and attacked the paramedic, knocking her to the ground.

The paramedic was treated for minor injuries due to the incident. Perry was arrested and has since made bond.

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