A Boston woman allegedly assaulted an EMS supervisor who was part of a team rendering aid to an unconscious woman in South Boston late Thursday afternoon, according to state police.
Donna A. Taylor, 37, is being charged with assault on ambulance personnel, assault and battery, assault and battery on a person age 60 or older, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest.
It was around 4:25 p.m. when Taylor allegedly attempted to push by a Boston EMS supervisor because she wanted to get into 313 Old Colony Ave., authorities said. The supervisor was trying to keep her away so first responders could continue to treat the patient.
“Taylor pushed the EMS supervisor and began flailing her arms, striking him in the head and upper body,” police said, adding that the EMS supervisor tried to push Taylor away in self defense, but “the two ended up struggling in traffic.”
A couple of troopers happened to be at nearby Preble Circle at the time for a traffic stop. They heard the commotion and responded to the scene, and, when Taylor didn’t listen to commands to stop, she was handcuffed. She allegedly “relentlessly tried to resist arrest,” according to authorities.
But that wasn’t the end of the struggle. Taylor didn’t willingly get in the back of the cruiser, and, once inside, she “continued to slam against the glass and violently kick the door panel,” officials said.
During the alleged assault, there were “several people” recording the incident with their cellphones; none tried to help the EMS supervisor, according to police.
When Taylor was arrested, state police found she also had an outstanding warrant on a couple of charges – destruction of property over $1,200 and larceny over $1,200. Bail was set at $3,000.
The EMS supervisor was not injured, according to Boston EMS on Twitter. This latest alleged assault comes just a day after authorities say a woman stabbed a Boston EMT while another was sent to the hospital for exposure to pepper spray the woman allegedly used during the incident.
— Boston EMS (@BOSTON_EMS) July 12, 2019