Ill. man charged with punching paramedic

Steven N. Salzman, 58, was charged with aggravated battery after reportedly striking a medic in the chest while being treated at the hospital


By Kerri Hatt

HARVARD, Ill. — A Harvard Fire Protection District paramedic was assaulted by a patient being treated at Mercyhealth Hospital in Harvard, Illinois.

Steven N. Salzman, 58, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, was charged with aggravated battery to a nurse, a Class 3 felony, Lake and McHenry County Scanner reported.

According to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court, Salzman struck a male paramedic in the chest with a closed fist.

McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis ordered Salzman held on a $20,000 bond in the McHenry County Jail after he was treated, LMCS reported.

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