BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston EMT was attacked on the job Wednesday night.

Tony O’Brien has a deep gash in his left hand and scratches on his neck. He says he and his partner responded to a call at the Wyndham Hotel when they found a woman who they say got violent.

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“I’m surprised at the severity of my injuries,” O’Brien told WBZ-TV. “We do this quite often and most of the time we end up with the upper hand and this time it wasn’t the case.”

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O’Brien is now waiting to see if he was exposed to any viruses like HIV or hepatitis.

Laura Elizabeth Bell of Jacksonville, Florida is charged in the attack.

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