Suspect who attacked fire captain avoids prison

TUCSON, Ariz. - A suspect who attacked a Tucson Fire captain in May avoided prison time.

Jason Coleman pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation.

According to Tucson Fire, the incident happened in the 9 a.m. hour May 1 in the 1500 block of West St. Mary's Road, where crews responded to help a man who had reportedly fallen.

A pair of bystanders forcefully offered their own treatment to the victim, and firefighters asked the men to leave the area.

The men left for a short time but returned and made threatening comments. The men were asked to leave again. One of them wielded a machete. When they returned, one of them --  Coleman -- attacked a fire captain.

Police arrested Coleman, who originally faced charges of two counts of aggravated assault on a firefighter.

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