Sacto 9-1-1
July 9, 2012
Sacramento police aid firefighters allegedly thwarted by group

Firefighter medics had to call upon Sacramento police Sunday night when an unruly crowd prevented them from assisting a patient, police said.

Sacramento Fire Department personnel responded to a home in the 2600 block of Traction Avenue in the Noralto neighborhood about 9:45 p.m. Sunday for a call about a person who had stopped breathing.

Once firefighters arrived, a hostile group of 7 to 10 people greeted them and prevented paramedics from getting into the apartment to render aid, according to a police activity log.

At one point, a children's scooter was tossed at fire personnel. Firefighters summoned police but arriving officers were initially blocked from the apartment when a wrought iron fence door was locked.

Officers were forced to scale the fence to provide protective cover for fire personnel, according to the police log. The patient was eventually transported to the hospital.

One person was arrested on suspicion of obstructing and delaying police. No officers or firefighters were injured.

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