Police K-9 finds injured woman who escaped from Mass. ambulance
The patient was seen by passing drivers as she fled and may have wounded herself before the rescue
By Leila Merrill
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — A Massachusetts police K-9 found an injured woman who escaped from an ambulance on the ramp from Route 9 to Interstate 495 Tuesday morning, the Boston Globe reported.
The woman has been described as troubled and was seen by passing drivers as she ran across a median, according to the New Bedford Guide.
This is Tpr Ken Hanchett & partner Orry. A short time ago they located, in a wooded area in Westborough, an emotionally-disturbed young woman who fled from an ambulance & then inflicted life-threatening injuries to herself. He directed EMS to his location & she was transported. pic.twitter.com/zwthryD1ZS— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) October 26, 2021
During a search by the Massachusetts State Police and a K-9 team plus local police and their k-9 unit, MSP Trooper Ken Hanchett and his partner, Orry, led the way to the young woman as soon as the dog found his way toward her.
She had sustained serious wounds, which police say may be self-inflicted. Hanchett gave her medical aid, and an ambulance crew transported her to a local hospital. She is expected to live.