NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FDNY says an EMT was assaulted during a medical call Friday night.

According to the FDNY, the EMT was responding to a medical call in the Bronx when the assault occurred.

The EMT was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

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An FDNY EMT has been hospitalized with serious injuries after being assaulted while operating at a medical call last night in the Bronx. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro says, "FDNY EMS members perform dangerous work thousands of times a day responding to medical calls and protecting New Yorkers. An assault on one of our brave members is a despicable act. Our thoughts and prayers are with our seriously injured EMT."⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Since June 2018, all FDNY ambulances have signs prominently displayed in multiple locations promoting strong penalties for assaults against EMS personnel. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The text of the signs is as follows:⁣⁣ “FDNY EMTs and Paramedics Are Protected by NEW YORK STATE LAW. Assault is a Felony Punishable by 7 years in prison.”

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“FDNY EMS members perform dangerous work thousands of times a day responding to medical calls and protecting New Yorkers. An assault on one of our brave members is a despicable act. Our thoughts and prayers are with our seriously injured EMT,”⁣⁣ FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said.

The FDNY did not provide further details regarding the incident.

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