The woman accused of stabbing a emergency medical technician in downtown Boston and spraying a Mace-like chemical at a second EMT is expected to face a judge Thursday.
Julie Tejeda, 31, of East Boston, faces multiple assault and battery charges for the attack, which occured Wednesday afternoon inside an ambulance after the EMTs responded to a call of a possibly “emotionally disturbed” person.
As the three were on the way from East Boston to Massachusetts General Hospital, Tejeda became combative.
She allegedly stabbed one of the EMTs four times while the ambulance was traveling near Government Center, Michael MacNeil, the president of the EMS union, told the NBC10 Boston Investigators.
A second EMT who was driving the ambulance pulled over to help the first victim but was sprayed with a Mace-like chemical by Tejeda, officials said.
The EMT who was stabbed is a 14-year veteran of the force and her partner is a 10-year veteran. The stabbing victim was out of surgery at about 9:15 p.m., according to Boston EMS.
Tejeda faces three assault and battery charges, police said. She is expected to be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court. It is unclear if she has an attorney.
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