Police: Milwaukee firefighter “roughed up” during incident near 60th & Capitol

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Incident near 60th & Capitol

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee firefighter was “roughed up” during an incident which happened near 60th and Capitol Dr. on Saturday evening, September 5th.

FOX6 News is told a large group of people were in the area for a vigil to remember the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash.

Police were monitoring the crowd around 7:20 p.m. when one person began to have a medical emergency. Officials say the crowd would not move back from the patient. They apparently became disorderly with police and firefighters as they attempted to treat the patient.

At one point, a member of the crowd “roughed up” a firefighter causing a minor injury.

The suspect, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, was arrested for battery to a firefighter.

The person having the medical emergency was evaluated at a hospital.