EMT stabbed by man in ambulance outside Mount Sinai West in Manhattan
A man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed an EMT Wednesday night in Manhattan.
Officials say 48-year-old Rudy Garcia was picked up at 94th Street and Amsterdam at around 8:50 p.m., after a call about cardiac arrest.
The ambulance was on 59th Street when Garcia allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the EMT multiple times in the abdomen and leg, officials said.
Authorities say the 25-year-old EMT is expected to survive.
Cell phone video shows emergency workers gathered by her side. An officer is shown picking up what appears to be the knife used in the stabbing.
Officials say the EMT was initially treated at Mount Sinai West, before she was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside.
“It’s hard to think that someone that is the EMT is going to be hurt in the ambulance. It’s so difficult to understand,” one witness said.
Garcia was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Authorities say he no stranger to police. He has previously been arrested for those same charges, as well as robbery and selling drugs.
The investigation is ongoing.