Kan. EMT attacked by patient

A Salina woman who was reported to be in a distressed mental state was arrested and charged with battery

By Kerri Hatt

SALINA, Kan. — An EMT was attacked while responding to Salina Kwik Shop. Salina Police Captain Gary Hanus told the Salina Post that officers and EMTs were dispatched to a report of a person in the restroom who appeared to be in a distressed mental state.

A 25-year-old Salina woman was arrested on a charge of battery for allegedly attacking one of the EMTs while being evaluated.

Legislation has recently been proposed in Kansas to increase penalties for battery against healthcare workers from a maximum of 6 months to up to 1 year of jail time, The Kansas City Star recently reported.

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