Mass. man apprehended after allegedly attacking EMT, fleeing ambulance
State troopers located the suspect and took him into custody after a nearly two-hour search
By Laura French
UXBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts man was arrested Friday after allegedly attacking an EMT in an ambulance and then fleeing from the rig.
Massachusetts State Police troopers and Uxbridge Police officers searched for nearly two hours to locate the suspect, who had reportedly fled on foot into a wooded area after the assault, authorities said. The search team included members of the State Police Troop C Community Action Team (CAT) K9 unit and the State Police Air Wing unit.
Worcester Police officers advised the search team that the man had made violent threats against police officers a day prior, including threats involving a firearm. The man had also reportedly threatened to harm himself.
Troopers ultimately apprehended the man and he was secured in an ambulance and transported to the hospital for evaluation. The 25-year-old man, whose name was not released, faces charges of assault and battery, disorderly conduct and trespassing.