Brothers charged after paramedics attacked, home set on fire in Baldwin

BALDWIN, Pa. — Three brothers are facing charges after allegedly attacking paramedics responding to a 911 call, and setting their father’s home on fire.

Vincent Chalmers, 46, is accused of setting his father’s Baldwin home on fire.

Pennsylvania State Police tell Channel 11, Chalmers intentionally set the structure on fire Thursday afternoon.

Police arrested Chalmers and his two brothers, 24 hours following the fire; however, Chalmers’ brothers are facing separate charges after allegedly attacking paramedics who were trying to help their father, who was suffering from respiratory issues.

According to court documents obtained by Channel 11, Philip and Paul Chalmers threatened to murder the paramedics and verbally abused them.

“While medics were performing CPR, the brothers attacked the medics.”

One medic told police, “He was thrown to the ground and punched in the face.”

Another medic says they were, “Thrown into a parked vehicle.”

The Chalmers’ father was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.

Police tell Channel 11, the brothers threw a traffic cone into the back of an EMS vehicle when they found out.

Channel 11 spoke with a cousin of the brothers who says, there is another side to the story.

“Very distraught. Over everything. The saddest part is all the lies that are being said. People not knowing the real story.”

The family told Channel 11′s Michele Newell they will be filing a wrongful death suit against paramedics, claiming they did not do their job.

Chalmers’ two brothers have been released on bond, he is waiting to be extradited to Allegheny County.