A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting paramedics and damaging an ambulance vehicle in the Lake Macquarie area.
Paramedics responded to a call at a home on Edward Street, Cardiff, to assist a man who had reportedly injured his shoulder about 9pm on Thursday.
While treating the man, he allegedly became aggressive and the 25-year-old verbally abused the emergency care workers, police said.
When the paramedics went to leave, the man allegedly pushed one of them in the chest.
The paramedics returned to the ambulance vehicle, and the man is alleged to have lashed out as they drove away - damaging a door.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were alerted and arrested the 25-year-old a short time later.
He was taken to Toronto Police Station, where he was charged with common assault and malicious damage.
The man was granted conditional bail to appear in Toronto Local Court on March 10.
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