State Police report arresting a woman they say attacked a Boston EMT supervisor responding to a call on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston yesterday - a day after another EMT was stabbed repeatedly downtown.
The supervisor attempted to push her way in self-defense, but she continued her assault unabated, and the two ended up struggling in traffic on Old Colony Avenue at Preble Circle.
Donna A. Taylor, 37, was charged with assault and battery, assault and battery on a person 60 or older, assault on ambulance personnel, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, State Police say. She was already wanted on a warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for larceny over $1,200 and destruction of property under $1,200, State Police say.
According to State Police:
Around 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Troopers Paul Conneely and Derek Tronca were conducting a traffic stop on Preble Circle in South Boston. Simultaneously, Boston Fire and Boston EMS were responding to a medical aid call for an unconscious woman at 313 Old Colony Ave., which abuts the rotary.
While conducting the motor vehicle stop the Troopers heard a man yelling “get back” and heard someone yelling back in response. The Troopers then observed a woman, later identified as DONNA A. TAYLOR, 37, of Boston, trying to push past a Boston EMS supervisor so she could enter 313 Old Colony Ave. The EMS supervisor was attempting to keep her out so the medical response to the unresponsive woman could continue uninterrupted.
TAYLOR pushed the EMS supervisor and began flailing her arms, striking him in the head and upper body. ...
While this was occurring, several people on the sidewalk were filming the assault on their cell phones, but none of them attempted to help the EMS supervisor.
Taylor was ordered held in lieu of $4,000 bail, State Police say, adding the supervisor declined medical attention.