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CENTRALIA, Wash. -- Two AMR paramedics getting gas for their ambulance Saturday found themselves fighting a stranger.

Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police said another customer at the gas station yelled at the paramedics and tried to pull one out of the medic unit.

The man was eventually arrested, but he did injure the paramedics. One suffered cuts to his eye and the man apparently bit the other paramedic in the arm.

Police said the injuries might have been more serious if it weren't for Vicki Disney. The social worker from Vancouver was also getting gas. When she saw the man go after the paramedics, she thought someone might get killed.

When the men tackled their attacker, Disney jumped on top of the suspect, to help restrain him until police arrived.

I think in this world we all need to help each other, said Disney.

The paramedics are back on the job.

A Centralia Police spokesperson said Disney may get a special commendation from the chief for helping out the paramedics.

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