NEW YORK. – Dominican Julie Tejeda, was arrested by police in Boston and accused of stabbing a paramedic identified as Elaina McAlister seven times Wednesday in an emergency services ambulance (EMT), while being investigated as Suspected of terrorist threats, which include exploding a bomb at the local Martha’s Vineyard airport and others from several states in the United States.
The judge in the case ordered Thursday that she be evaluated psychologically before being processed and summoned her to return to court on July 31.
Dozens of Boston paramedics and paramedics lined the aisles in court in support of their colleague, as Julie Tejeda was facing several charges.
Julie Tejeda was presented briefly in the Municipal Court of Boston, yesterday Thursday and the room was full of companions of the victim and civilians, among whom were relatives of the defendant.
She was evaluated yesterday by a court psychologist, who said she has a history of mental health problems and requires an additional evaluation to be done within 20 days.
She was imprisoned without bail.
The head of the Boston Emergency Medical Services, James Hooley, said the ambulance had been transporting an emotionally disturbed patient to the hospital when the person attacked the paramedic.
Prosecutors say Tejeda also used pepper spray in an attempt to keep the victim’s partner away after he stopped the ambulance to help.
The paramedic stabbed by Tejeda has been in the Boston emergency service for 14 years.
She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after being stabbed seven times and underwent emergency surgery.
The WBS-TV channel of the CBS network said last night that the paramedic was released from the hospital yesterday Thursday night.
“We are here for her. It could have happened to any of us, “Hooley said.
The Martha’s Vineyard airport was closed for three hours on Tuesday due to a bomb threat.
State police told the television station that the threats were also sent by telephone to airports in Miami, Chicago and Dallas and that they were investigating whether the Vineyard threat was connected.
Suffolk County District Attorney in Boston, Rachael Rollins, confirmed that police spoke with Tejeda on Tuesday, the night before the attack, about recent threats at airports. Tejeda was not detained in relation to the threats.
Tejeda faces charges for attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.