Phoenix Firefighters Attacked By Man They Were Saving

March 17, 2014

Phoenix firefighters said they were attacked by a man who may have been impaired while fighting a kitchen fire in an apartment over the weekend. Fire Captain Jonathan Jacobs said that is not unusual.

“It’s not uncommon, but it’s not common either, but we do run into situations like that where we do run into people and they just basically get in our way and impede what we’re doing,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs said in this case the man was restrained, placed under arrest and removed from the scene by Phoenix police, who were on the scene.