An EMSA paramedic is in stable condition after police say he stabbed himself inside a QuikTrip restroom and made up a story of an attack. They say his wounds were superficial and didn't need stitches.
According to Tulsa Police, the first responder told officers someone followed him to the restroom and stabbed him Monday night. He even described the suspect to police and the car he supposedly used to get away.
However, investigators reviewed surveillance video inside the convenience store and found the paramedic had been in the restroom alone. They found out he stabbed himself five to six times. The reason is unknown at this time.
Police said the incident happened in the 200 block of Gilcrease Museum Road.
The medic was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
An EMSA spokesperson said the EMT is on unpaid administrative leave pending the investigation. He's been within the company for less than a year.
Meanwhile, police say he could face a misdemeanor for filing a false police report.
Here's a statement from an EMSA spokesperson before it was determined the attack was not real:
This evening, an EMSA medic was attacked while on post at a convenience store in Tulsa. The medic was transported to the hospital by EMSA. At this point our focus is on well-being of the medic and their family. Tulsa Police is investigating, and EMSA is cooperating fully. We thank our fellow first responders for their quick action and care. There is no further information available at this time.
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