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Police: Armed Person Stole Ambulance With Patient Inside

The Houston Fire Department was taking the patient to a hospital when the suspect ran the ambulance off the road and took it at gunpoint Friday morning, according to police

Houston Police

An armed suspect stole an ambulance early Friday while a patient and a firefighter were inside, Houston police said.

The suspect is accused of running the ambulance off the road, the department said in a series of tweets. Then, a firefighter behind the wheel was forced out of the ambulance at gunpoint and left on the side of the road.

A patient and another firefighter were in the back of the vehicle.

Authorities said they used a GPS to track down the ambulance. The armed suspect was taken into custody without incident, police said.

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