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Police: Pregnant NY EMT punched in stomach by patient

Officials said the drunk patient became violent after being told he had to go to the hospital and punched the EMT before running away

By EMS1 Staff

NEW YORK — A pregnant EMT was punched in the stomach by a drunk patient, according to officials.

New York Post reported that the EMT, who police said is in the “late stage” of pregnancy, was treating the patient for a cut and intoxication when she told him he needed to be transported to the hospital.

Police said the patient then flew into a fit of rage and punched the EMT in the stomach before running away.

The EMT was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the patient has not been found.