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Police: Woman assaulted firefighter/paramedic in Schenectady

Police: Woman assaulted firefighter/paramedic in Schenectady

Police: Woman assaulted firefighter/paramedic in Schenectady
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SCHENECTADY -- A city woman assaulted a Schenectady firefighter/paramedic at a medical call Saturday, authorities said.

The woman did so when she punched the paramedic in the back of the head after the paramedic responded to the medical call, according to police allegations filed in court.

Keisha Jackson, 49, of Union Street, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree assault, a felony, along with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors,

She is accused of punching the paramedic just after 6 p.m. Saturday at the Edward Street call. The initial medical call related to a family member of Jackson's, police spokesman Sgt. Nick Mannix said. Paramedics then quickly summoned officers to respond to the combative woman, Mannix said.

The strike from Jackson required the paramedic to seek medical attention at Ellis Hospital, according to the police allegations. The assault charge is a felony due to the paramedics' status as a working paramedic. 

Jackson is also accused of briefly struggling with officers attempting to take her into custody, according to the police allegations.

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