WARREN (WWJ) — A bed-ridden, roughly 500-pound woman will remain in intensive care for a couple days, but her condition is improving.
Police confirmed a the woman in urgent need of medical care had to be extricated from her apartment by officers and HAZMAT personnel on Tuesday.
Warren police said the 41-year-old woman, whose name is not being released, was lying in maggots and human waste when they arrived at the 12 Mile Road apartment.
In order to free the mother of four, rescue crews had to knock a wall down. Her two school-aged children and twin toddlers were turned over to her sister, who reportedly lives down the hall in the apartment complex.
She was rushed to a local hospital following a call from the woman’s husband, who told police she needed medical attention.
Fire Commissioner Skip McAdams told reporters that the woman had a broken hip and had been bed-ridden for quite some time. The woman was on some kind of state assistance, which may have been cut off, officials said.
Officials said the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office will determine if any criminal charges will be filed.