Patient arrested after allegedly spitting on, punching Ill. FF-medic

A crew from the Harvard Fire Protection District were responding to a psychiatric call from the police


By Leila Merrill

HARVARD, Ill. — A woman was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery after allegedly spitting on and punching a firefighter-paramedic, the Lake & McHenry Scanner reported.

A crew from the Harvard Fire Protection District had responded to a call at the Metra station where police were interacting with the woman, Kathleen E. Olson, 64, who they said needed a psychiatric evaluation.

A criminal complaint claims that she spat on a firefighter-paramedic’s hand as he guarded his face and punched the first responder in the chest with a fist.

She was transported to a hospital. After being released from the hospital Wednesday, police arrested her.


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