Man arrested for assaulting EMT at local hospital

Man arrested for assaulting EMT at local hospital
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:14pm

A Brownsville man is arrested for assault after punching an EMT in the face at a local hospital.

Brownsville police were called to Valley Baptist Medical Center, located at 1040 W. Jefferson, in reference to an assault.

The victim, a Brownsville Fire/EMT, reported he was assaulted by Edward Raul Gonzalez, 21, after he observed Gonzalez banging at a door to one of the hallways and attempting to gain entry.

When he opened the door Gonzalez lunged at him and punched him on the face. There was a short struggle, but Gonzalez was restrained by hospital personnel and detained.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with assault on a public servant and handed a bond total ling $10,000. It was undetermined what caused the assault.

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