LONGVIEW - A 46-year-old man is jailed, charged with assaulting an EMS responder.

Police were dispatched early Tuesday on November 29, 2016 at 2:50 a.m.,

The assault occurred at Good Shepherd Medical Center located at in the 700 Block of East Marshall Avenue.

When officers arrived they were told that the suspect, identified as 46 year-old Laterrance Alexander of Houston, was being treated at the hospital when he became combative with healthcare workers.

Alexander lunged at a nurse and struck him on the shoulder.

Police were called to the scene and Alexander was arrested for Assault on EMS Personnel Provider, a third degree felony.. He was transported to the Gregg County Jail without further incident.