January 29, 2020

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

** Pennsylvania man arrested, charged after beating on female paramedic, spraying blood on her

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A Pennsylvania man from Sunbury has been charged with felony aggravated assault x 2 after he allegedly attacked a paramedic and tried to spray blood on her. The Daily Item (Francis Scarcella/January 28) said Keith Elliott, 23, has also been tagged with simple assault. According to the newspaper, Elliott launched his onslaught Monday around 12:40 a.m. after being struck by a vehicle. Once inside the EMS unit, he punched the female provider in the abdomen several times, before ripping out his IV and spraying the contents at her and a police officer. Upon arrival at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Elliott, who seemed intoxicated, was sedated. He remains in jail pending the posting of a $100,000 cash bond. There is no word on his next court date.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

** Trial for two Ontario paramedics, accused in connection with Good Samaritan death,  postponed till November

CANADA NEWS

** A pair of Ontario paramedics from Hamilton, charged in connection with the death of a Good Samaritan, will now not go on trial until November 24th of this year. That is the word from CBC (Samantha Craggs/January 27) which said the trial, which was originally set to begin this month, was postponed until April. It was then moved to November to ensure that both the judge and defence lawyers were available. Steven Snively and Christopher Marchant are charged with failing to provide the necessities of life for Yosif Al-Hasnawi on December 2, 2017. Al-Hasnawi was shot in the abdomen after intervening to defend an old man being harassed by two other men outside a mosque. Several witnesses alleged the paramedics mocked al-Hasnawi, accusing him of exaggerating his wound. One of the men charged with killing Al-Hasnawi, meanwhile, was acquitted of second-degree murder in 2019 after he pleaded self defence.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

** Online fundraiser for family of Pennsylvania medic LODD

UNITED STATES NEWS

** Online fundraising has begun to help the family of a Pennsylvania paramedic from Rostraver Township who died earlier this month after being hit at an MVA scene. WPXI (January 24) said the effort involves the selling of hoodies and t-shirts. Matthew Smelser, who was a paramedic supervisor, died after a tractor trailer sliding on ice hit him. He left a wife and two small children behind. For more information on the fundraiser, see http://stores.sparklesbyshell.com/RWNES/shop/home

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