Attacked on the job: Detroit EMTs talk about being stabbed and getting back to work

EMTs Kelly Adams and Al Rojas talk about the attack, their injuries and getting back to work with their co-workers at a fundraiser


Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Mich. — A Detroit emergency medical technician who was attacked last month with a box cutter while responding to a call for medical help says she wants to go back to work.

Kelly Adams and fellow EMT Alfredo Rojas last month sustained injuries their faces and hands in the attack. Adams recently attended a fundraiser with friends and colleagues in suburban Detroit and tells WDIV-TV that her injuries are "fixable."

Adams says she remembers everything that happened: the run, the man who attacked them, getting punched and being repeatedly stabbed.

She wants the public to know the dangers that EMTs face. She says: "We fight all the time, it just never makes it to the TV because it never gets this far."

Michael Montgomery is charged in the attack.

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