Boston Firefighter Arrested in Assault

BOSTON --

Boston police said they arrested an off-duty Boston firefighter Tuesday night after responding to a call about a man in cardiac arrest after a fight.

Officers were called at about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday to the Polish American Club at 1391 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park for a man in cardiac arrest.

When officers arrived, they said they found a man lying in the parking lot not breathing. Police said he had visible scrapes and abrasions to his face, and scrapes and abrasions to his hands and knees.

The victim was taken to Brigham and Women Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. His name was not immediately released.

Witnesses said the victim had engaged in a physical altercation with a man identified as Paul Nemes, 58, of Norwood.

Nemes was arrested at the scene and charged with assault and battery.

He was scheduled to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court Wednesday.

Boston fire spokesman Steve McDonald confirmed that Nemes is a member of the Boston Fire Department.

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