Patient attacks paramedic, hijacks ambulance

Scott Marshall, a psychiatric patient, broke free of his restraints and attacked a paramedic before stealing the ambulance


By EMS1 Staff

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. — A psychiatric patient was charged with second degree robbery after hijacking an ambulance and attacking a paramedic.

WSAZ reported that two paramedics were transporting Scott Marshall to a hospital, and during the transport he called 911 and claimed that he was hallucinating and being kidnapped in the back of an ambulance.

Police said Scott Marshall attacked a female paramedic before hijacking the ambulance. (Photo/Public Domain Pictures)
Police said Scott Marshall attacked a female paramedic before hijacking the ambulance. (Photo/Public Domain Pictures)

Police said he then broke free of his restraints and attacked a female paramedic, punching her in the face and body.

The EMS provider who was driving exited the ambulance and opened the back doors to help, and Marshall slid into the driver’s seat.

Police said Marshall drove away with the female paramedic in the back of the ambulance with the doors open, and at one point stopped to let her out and called 911 again to say he had been kidnapped.

Deputies said they intercepted him and took him to the hospital, where he allegedly fought with six staff members and police officers.

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