Police: Man arrested after waving gun at first responders' parade for hospital workers

The man allegedly drove his SUV through the parade that was paying tribute to hospital staff and later crashed during a police chase

By Laura French

DARBY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly waving a gun and making threats at a parade put on by first responders to honor hospital staff. 

Police say the man, whose name has not been released, disrupted the Tuesday salute when he drove his SUV through the parade and threatened to hurt people while brandishing his firearm, according to 6 ABC.

Officials say the man then led police on a chase that ended when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed.

The SUV rolled over after hitting another vehicle and police used a stun gun on the man before taking him into custody, according to Patch

First responders were paying tribute to healthcare workers at Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center at the time of the incident. 

Last month, Mercy Fitzgerald mourned the loss of Paramedic Kevin Bundy, 33, who died due to COVID-19.


Last night, Mercy Fitzgerald EMS as well as the Darby Fire Co. # 1 Station 4, Yeadon Fire Company, Lansdowne Fire...

Posted by Mercy Fitzgerald on Wednesday, May 6, 2020


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