Phoenix Man charged with Assaulting an EMT in ambulance

State Police arrested Lawrence J. Kline, 54, from Oneida River Road in Phoenix, for Assault in the second degree, a class “D” felony.

Lawrence J. Kline
Lawrence J. Kline

On March 8, Mr. Kline was being transported by ambulance from his residence to SUNY University Medical Center in Syracuse for a complaint of back pain.

Kline, who appeared to be intoxicated, started to become violent during the transport and attempted to swing at the paramedic several times.

As the paramedic tried to calm the situation down, Kline then struck her in the chest causing her to suffer a fractured rib.

On March 9, Kline was charged with Assault 2nd degree, a class “D” felony and arraigned in the Town of Solvay Court.

He was remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center on $20,000 cash bail. Kline is scheduled to appear in Salina Town Court on March 15, at 4 p.m.