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EMTs Disarm Psychiatric Patient Going For Cop Gun

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (AP) – Two emergency medical technicians have disarmed a psychiatric patient who tried to grab a police officer’s gun in a Bronx hospital emergency room.

The New York Post reports that authorities say the man was stopped as he struggled with the officer and two emergency medical technicians who jumped to the rescue.

The incident earlier this week at St. Barnabas Hospital left the three shaken but unharmed.

It started when the two EMTs were delivering another patient to the emergency room.

Hospital spokesman Steve Clark says the patient had just undergone a psychiatric evaluation when the officer yelled, “He’s going for my gun!”

The officer and two EMTs pinned the man to the ground until help arrived.

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