Man threatens DC Fire and EMS members with gun, steals ambulance
Police are looking for the person who got into the parked rig as providers were responding to a call
By Leila Merrill
WASHINGTON — Police are looking for a suspect who threatened EMS providers with a gun and stole a DC Fire and EMS ambulance Saturday morning.
At about 8:52 a.m., the suspect approached the providers, who were responding to a report of a man down, according to a police report.
The suspect got in the back of the parked ambulance. He put his hand on a gun he was carrying in his waistband while threatening the DC Fire and EMS personnel. They got out of the ambulance. The suspect fled in the ambulance, which was found later.
MPD seeks a suspect in reference to an Armed Carjacking (Gun) offense of a DC Fire and EMS ambulance that occurred on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in the area of MLK Jr. Avenue and Chicago St., Southeast.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) June 5, 2022
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
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The EMS providers were not injured.
Images of the suspect were captured by cameras.