Fire­fighter brawl: Two ac­cused of block­ing other crew

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Two Prince Ge­orge’s County fire­fight­ers have been in­dicted on charges that they as­saulted a fe­male fire­fighter from another sta­tion dur­ing a fight over which unit should go first in­side a burn­ing home.

Prince Ge­orge’s County State’s At­tor­ney An­gela Al­so­brooks said vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers Jef­fry Miller and Chris Kelly were in­dicted Tues­day on mul­ti­ple charges in­clud­ing sec­ond­de­gree as­sault and in­ter­fer­ing with a fire­fighter in the per­for­mance of their du­ties.

Ms. Al­so­brooks said a unit of ca­reer fire­fight­ers ar­rived first at the Hyattsville blaze last De­cem­ber, but Mr. Kelly, who wasn’t in full gear, blocked the door and pre­vented them from en­ter­ing.

Ms. Al­so­brooks said Mr. Kelly hit the ca­reer fe­male fire­fighter, knock­ing her off the porch.

She tried en­ter­ing again, but of­fi­cials say Mr. Miller grabbed her and pulled her away.

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