Updated: 6:24 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 | Posted: 11:29 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

JSO: Female paramedic student attacked outside Westside fire station

By Alyana Gomez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating an attack on a female paramedic student at a fire station on the Westside.

According to the incident report obtained by Action News, a woman told police she left Fire Station No. 52 on Collins Road at 12:45 a.m. when someone attacked her.

JFRD spokesman Tom Francis and Chief Marty Senterfitt told Action News the victim is a paramedic student.

Police said the woman suffered a puncture wound below her rib cage and multiple lacerations on her upper thighs.

"Upon learning the details of this incredibly reprehensible and despicable crime we were saddened and above all else angered," said JFRD Public Information Officer Tom Francis.  

The woman told police the attacker ran off in an undetermined direction, according to the report.  The woman said she went to the fire station and banged on the door for help before passing out.

According to police, she came to and called 911 and firefighters found her quickly after the station went on alert.

"As we learn more information perhaps in the aftermath of this incident, take a look at some of the measures that take place as it relates to this particular program involving the training of paramedics," said Francis.  


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