SAN ANTONIO – What started as a standard work day for Chris Caruso took a really completely different flip as he approached his regular downtown bus cease round 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Within a break up second of arriving in the 900 block of W. Martin Street, Caruso had to go into life-saving mode and assist a person who had been attacked.
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“He was leaned over right here on the corner,” Caruso mentioned, pointing down the road. “(The victim) said, ‘Brother, help me.’ I said, ‘What’s going on?’ He said, ‘Man, I got stabbed.’”
Being that he was steps away from a hospital, Caruso says his first intuition was to run towards the emergency room entrance the place he hoped to discover a medical skilled to assist.
However, he says workers members instructed him to name 911 as a substitute.
“I got on the phone with 911, ran back. I just happened to have some gloves on me, put them on. They told me to keep pressure on it, on the wound,” he mentioned.
Police and paramedics arrived inside minutes, Caruso mentioned, and took over serving to the sufferer, who appeared to be badly harm.
“Whenever EMS got here and they lifted his shirt up, he had lost a tremendous amount of blood,” he mentioned.
The sufferer, who police mentioned is in his late 20s, was rushed to a hospital for remedy. Officers on the scene mentioned he appeared to be in critical situation.
Caruso remains to be making an attempt to make sense of what he referred to as a “crazy” scenario.
He mentioned he’s glad he was there in time to assist even when it made him late for work.
Caruso mentioned the sufferer informed him he was attacked by somebody who tried to rob him inside a vacant constructing.
Police mentioned they’re nonetheless making an attempt to type out what occurred as a result of the sufferer was not being forthcoming with them.
They mentioned he did point out that he was stabbed after he refused to hand over his bag to one other man.
So far, police haven’t made any arrests.
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