Two members of West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) staff have been stabbed after attending a call out to check on the welfare of a man in Wolverhampton.
Shortly after they arrived at the address, the crew used their emergency alert system to say that they had been stabbed and to request for urgent assistance.
The paramedics, one male and the other female, were conducting a safe and well check at a property on Stephens Close around 12.30 pm when the occupant attacked them.
The paramedics were accompanied by a police officer who arrested a 52-year-old man at the scene.
Three additional ambulances, two Midlands Air Ambulances and the West Midlands Care Team attended the scene along with three paramedic officers.
Both paramedics were treated at the scene by doctors and fellow paramedics before they were rushed to hospital for further treatment.
A man who was tasered by police officers at the scene has also been treated by ambulance staff.
Superintendent Simon Inglis, from Wolverhampton Police, said:
“This is a shocking incident resulting in serious injuries to two of our blue light colleagues.
“We are treating it as an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.”
Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, Nathan Hudson, said:
“There can be nothing worse than going to help people you know who’ve been seriously hurt. Throughout, they acted impeccably”.
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