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An on-duty D.C. firefighter was charged with felony assault after reportedly choking another firefighter until was unconscious.
On December 10 around 6:30 p.m., there was a physical altercation between two on-duty firefighters at Engine 32, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
Investigators said he choked another firefighter. The two fought over personal reasons, according to the police report.
The injured firefighter was treated and released from a hospital, police said. He has been placed on administrative duty while D.C. Fire and EMS conducts an administrative investigation into the incident.
The firefighter, Domonique Jones was arrested and charged with felony assault. He is on administrative leave.
Statement from DC Fire & EMS:
DC Fire and EMS has absolutely zero tolerance for physical violence of any nature under any circumstances. This was a rare event and an extremely concerning incident for our entire Department and does not represent our core values or our membership generally.