Mo. medic's stab wounds were self-inflicted

Officials determined the incident, first reported as a stabbing, was a fabrication when he cut himself deeper than he intended

SPOKANE, Mo. — Officials confirmed that the stab wounds suffered by a paramedic at an ambulance station were self-inflicted .

A CoxHealth medic initially reported an “attack of an unknown” subject at the Spokane Ambulance District on Highway 160. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and provided a detailed statement about what happened for a police investigation into the incident.

“His statement is something kin to that he had cut himself and it was deeper than intended, so he fabricated a story,” Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle told

Kyle said the paramedic had one serious cut that required stitches, and several more superficial cuts.

Officials do expect to file charges of a false report.

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