Teaneck – Injured Man Gets Off Stretcher and Attacks Ambulance Worker
Teaneck Police had to arrest an injured man after he got off the stretcher and charged at ambulance workers Saturday night, February 15.
According to reports, 26 year-old Daquan Frazier got into an argument with his mother, Angele Frazier, as they were driving to a hospital for a cut on his hand. Angele Frazier apparently wanted to bring him to New Bridge Medical Center, but Daquan Frazier then got out of the car, insisting on going to the nearby Holy Name Medical Center.
Officers responding to a call on Teaneck Road and Route 4 found Daquan Frazier on the ground having some type of seizure. Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) were then summoned to evaluate him. As they were evaluating Daquan Frazier, Angele Frazier and Daquan’s brother, Ruhay Sampson tried to get past police and the TVAC members, refusing to comply with the officers’ direction and continued pushing past.
Daquan Frazier then got up from the stretcher and ran towards the officers in an aggressive manner while screaming at them, Police Chief Glenn M. O’Reilly said.
A member of the TVAC and a police officer both sustained injuries but are expected to be okay.
Daquan Frazier was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and was sent to the Bergen County Jail after being treated at the hospital. Angele Frazier and Ruhay Sampson were both charged with obstruction and released on summonses.
We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this altercation. We hope the police officer and the TVAC member weren’t too badly shaken up.
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