Houston (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — In Texas on Friday, a strange situation in which an armed suspect stole an ambulance while a patient and firefighter emergency medical technician was inside.
When a firefighter was taking the patient to the hospital, an armed man fired and stopped the car in front of an ambulance. A man got out of the car and pointed his gun at the ambulance driver, according to people familiar with the matter. When the suspect took off in an emergency vehicle, a firefighter behind the wheels was expelled from the ambulance and left on the side of the road.
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In a series of tweets from the Houston Police Department, the suspect was accused of driving an ambulance off the road.
Southwest and Southeast officials have recovered HFD ambulances stolen on the Southwest Freeway and Weslayan. HFD was taking the patient to the hospital when the car drove the ambulance off the road and struck a gun to carry the ambulance. A firefighter was left on the side of the road. pic.twitter.com/Ip5DRcjP5q
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2021
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Authorities were able to track the ambulance via GPS, with the patient and another firefighter still behind. They found the vehicle and peacefully surrendered the unnamed suspect.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Penha later praised the kidnapped EMT for still being able to treat the patient.
No one was injured in the incident, and another ambulance was called to take the patient to a nearby hospital.
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A Texas armed man fires and steals an ambulance with paramedics and patients inside – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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