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Man dies after headbutting N.Y. EMT

The man refused treatment after EMS was called to his apartment for injuries he received in a prior motorcycle crash


Photo/courtesy Greg Friese

By Sarah Roebuck

NEW YORK — A 49-year-old man died after he headbutted an on-duty EMT, FOX 5 N.Y. reports.

The incident happened on Friday morning when EMS was called to the man’s apartment to help him with injuries he had received in a prior motorcycle crash.

The man refused treatment and the EMS crew struggled to load the man into an ambulance to take him to a hospital, according to the New York Police Department.

During the struggle, the man hit a 33-year-old EMT in the head with his own head. The headbutt had caused the man to receive a head injury, according to the NYPD.

The man was eventually taken to a hospital. As he was receiving medical care, he was taken into custody and later died, the NYPD said.

The investigation remains ongoing by the NYPD Force Investigation Division.