Elverta, CA – A homeless man was taken into custody after he allegedly attacked a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Sac Metro) firefighter on January 17th.
The incident occurred at Elverta Food and Liquor on Elverta Road at Dutch Haven, near Gibson Ranch Park.
According to News10 and the Sac Metro Fire Department, the firefighter was filling a fire engine when the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Arman Porupsky, became aggressive and attacked the firefighter. The firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect was arrested on charges of battery and was released from the Sacramento County Jail later in the day.
The attack on the firefighter highlights the growing issue of homelessness in the Sacramento area and the dangers faced by first responders in their line of duty. Metro Fire Department PIO Capt. Parker Wilbourn condemned the attack as a “random act of violence.”