A Boston emergency responder has been stabbed brutally by a patient that she was treating in the ambulance while in route to the hospital, according to authorities.
The 31-year-old "emotionally disturbed" patient stabbed the EMT using a scissor. The male driver pulled over the ambulance and attempted to help but was attacked by pepper spray.
The two EMTs were rushed to a hospital for treatment. One of them needed surgery. They are currently listed in stable condition.
The patient, identified as Julie Tejada, was charged with assault with intent to murder among other charges. Her arraignment is slated for Thursday.
The identities of the two first responders were not publicly released.