HYATTSVILLE, Md. — Two Maryland 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.
The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks says volunteer firefighters Jeffry Miller and Chris Kelly were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including second-degree assault and interfering with a firefighter in the performance of their duties.
Alsobrooks says a unit of career firefighters arrived first at the Hyattsville blaze last December, but Kelly, who wasn’t in full gear, blocked the door, preventing them from entering.
Alsobrooks says Kelly hit the career female firefighter, knocking her off the porch. She tried entering again, but officials say Miller grabbed her and pulled her away.
It’s unclear whether Miller and Kelly have attorneys.
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