Woman arrested after allegedly attacking two EMTs in the city

A city woman has been jailed on charges of allegedly assaulting two emergency medical technicians outside her West Third Street apartment late Tuesday night, city police said.

Jennifer Bismark, 32, of 924 W. Third St., has been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment after she punched one medical technician in the face and another in her body about 10:10 p.m.

An ambulance crew was dispatched to Bismark’s apartment to investigate a report of a patient suffering “a panic attack,” Patrolman William Badger said in an affidavit.

When two EMTs arrived at the scene, Bismark exited her apartment and started yelling obscenities while swinging her fists at them, Badger said.

Bismark attacked one of the EMTs, striking her in the body, Badger said. When the second EMT intervened and attempted to help her colleague, Badger struck her “three to four times in the head and face,” the officer said.

Following her arraignment before District Judge Jon E. Kemp, Bismark was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Also arraigned Tuesday on city police charges in a separate case was Austin Murray, 31, of 750 W. Edwin St.

He was charged with terroristic threats, felony trespassing, simple assault and criminal mischief after he allegedly forced his way into an apartment on Campbell Street and attempted to stab Diam Brown about 2:10 p.m. on March 17.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Christian Frey, Murray was jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail.


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