An Arlington man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct Tuesday, after he allegedly acted belligerently toward emergency medical services personnel who were trying to assist him after a seizure.
According to the police report, and personnel were called to minutes after 8 p.m. for a report of a man who appeared to be having a seizure.
say that Kenneth C. Marquis, 53, of Arlington, refused a medical evaluation after the episode. Arlington firefighters requested several more times to evaluate Marquis, but he turned the service down, according to the police report.
Following procedure, an Arlington Police officer asked Marquis to sign a medical refusal affidavit. It was at that time that Marquis “began to get upset,” according to the report.
Police say the man started walking up to fire department and ambulance personnel, yelling and stating, “they were going to hell.”
A crowd began to gather. Police asked Marquis to calm down, but according to the report, he refused and started walking up and down aisles. An officer asked him to step outside because his actions were causing a disturbance, but he refused to comply, according to the report.
The officer wrote in his report he noticed Marquis “clench his fists and lunge in anger” toward a member of the Arlington Fire Department team who was trying to assist him. The officer grabbed the man by his left wrist and used an arm bar take down, according to the report.
Marquis was arrested and booked on a charge of disorderly conducted.