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DCFEMS member, accused of being 'inebriated,' assaulted on medical call for 3-year-old

A D.C. fire truck leaves the scene of an emergency (AP file photo)

A DC Fire and EMS firefighter and EMT (DCFEMS) crew member, who was allegedly "inebriated," was attacked while responding to a medical call for a 3-year-old on Aug. 13 in Southeast Washington, according to fire officials.

The DCFEMS crew member sustained a broken jaw after an assault by multiple people, and remains in the hospital. Fire officials say he has been with the department since Sept. 2007.

Fire officials say a call was made for a 3-year-old who may have suffered an injury caused by a fall in the 200 block of 37th Street, SE. The child was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital.

According to DC Fire and EMS, while the crew member was on scene it's alleged that he was "possibly intoxicated or under the influence of drugs."

Police are investigating the incident and are searching for the individuals linked to the assault. Officials say the crew member is currently under a "comprehensive internal review."

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