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Woman charged with punching firefighter responding to fire

Updated: Jul. 19, 2018 at 1:11 PM EDT
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JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - A woman in James City County is charged after she punched a firefighter who was responding to an apartment fire.

According to WAVY, a 24-year-old James City County firefighter was approached at the scene by a woman who then punched her in the chest and asked, "How much can you handle b****?"

The punch was unprovoked, officials say.

Ellen Carol West, 41, is charged with felony assault, WAVY reports.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

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