Man arrested for assaulting EMT at local hospital
BROWNSVILLE. TX (NEWS CENTER 23) — 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.