A man in Houston allegedly used a gun to steal an ambulance that was en route to the hospital with a patient.
Last Friday morning, a Houston Fire Department ambulance was transporting a patient to a local hospital.
The driver, a firefighter EMT, and the patient were traveling in the vehicle when a car reportedly came to a complete stop in front of them and blocked their way.
The man driving the car reportedly stepped out of the vehicle with a gun in his hand.
He allegedly pointed the weapon at the driver of the ambulance and ordered the man to exit the vehicle.
The firefighter was administering care to the patient when the suspect reportedly climbed into the ambulance and drove off with the pair still in the back.
According to reports, the firefighter talked with the suspect, and she was successful in decreasing the intensity of the situation.
The authorities continuously tracked the allegedly hijacked ambulance, and the suspect reportedly pulled to the side of the road.
He reportedly ordered the firefighter to get out of the vehicle before he continued driving down the freeway with the patient.
The woman notified the police department about the situation while she stood on the roadside.
When the authorities caught up with the ambulance on the Southwest Freeway, they were able to safely approach the vehicle.
They apprehended the suspect without any reported trouble.
The patient was switched to a different ambulance and taken to the hospital while an officer drove the allegedly hijacked vehicle off the freeway.
The suspect was taken to the hospital for medical attention.
The charges that the suspect may face have not been released at this time.
The alleged victims were all reported as being safe.
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