An ambulance was damaged and a paramedic injured after a person smashed the windscreen of the vehicle with a metal pole.
An ambulance was damaged and a paramedic injured after a person smashed the windscreen of the vehicle with a metal pole. Inge Hansen

Paramedics attacked with metal pole

AN AMBULANCE van has been attacked and a paramedic injured, in a terrifying rampage at a Maryborough intersection.

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A senior officer and student paramedic were transporting a patient to Hervey Bay Hospital when they were flagged down by a man on the corner of Sussex and Lennox Streets.

They thought he needed help but instead, the man allegedly revealed a metal pole, smashing the front windscreen, sending glass into the eye of one of the officers.  

An ambulance was damaged and a paramedic injured after a person smashed the windscreen of the vehicle with a metal pole.
An ambulance was damaged and a paramedic injured after a person smashed the windscreen of the vehicle with a metal pole. Inge Hansen

The driver of the ambulance immediately reversed the vehicle and contacted police.

Another ambulance was required to transport the existing patient and the injured officer was taken to hospital.

He was treated and released from hospital about 3.15am. More to come.