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Man opens fire on Houston-area paramedics at accident scene

Bullets hit the EMS providers’ vehicle before police arrested the suspect and transported him to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation


Photo/Harris County ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare

By Leila Merrill

HOUSTON — Police arrested a man after he allegedly shot at ESD 11 EMS providers early Tuesday, CW39 reported.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 1 said paramedics were working a separate accident scene near a man whose car had allegedly broken down. As paramedics prepared to offer assistance, the man began shooting at their ambulance, striking the rig.

The man had reportedly called deputies for help after his car broke down in the middle of the road, KHOU reported, though police later said it’s possible the man’s car was not broken, and he may have been suffering a mental health episode.

No injuries were reported. The suspect was taken into custody after police arrived on scene and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.