Police Files: Nov. 20, 2019

Ben Hume, Web Editor

Asthma Attack


Oakland University Police dispatch received a call from a professor in South Foundation Hall regarding a woman having a seizure and trouble breathing on the evening of Oct 24. Two officers and Auburn Hills Fire Department were dispatched to the scene. The OUPD officers made contact with the woman having the attack and confirmed from her that the attack was asthma related.


After confirming the woman was stable, one of the officers interviewed the professor who called dispatch. He said that he was teaching class when at approximately 8:15 p.m. his night class broke for a short break. He was walking down the hallway when he noticed the woman fall over onto her right side and lean against the wall and began to have labored breathing. At that point he called OUPD.


AHFD began assessing the woman and was able to get her breathing under control. She stated that she had been dealing with asthma since age 6 and she stated the attacks always subside. AHFD asked her if she would go to the hospital to be evaluated, and she stated that she did not want to go. AHFD was able to assist her to her feet and she stated that she felt a lot better. AHFD asked a final time if she wanted transport to the hospital, which she refused. She then said she felt she should return to her dorm, which she was able to do on her own. The scene was then cleared with no further incident.