Ambulance stolen in apparent armed DC carjacking

Cameras captured the suspect inside the ambulance. (Courtesy DC Police)

DC Police say that a suspect stole a DC Fire and EMS ambulance Saturday morning.

The theft happened just before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Chicago Street, Southeast.



The ambulance operators said that they responded to reports of a man down in the area when the suspect entered the ambulance’s back doors.

Police say the suspect appeared to place his hands on a handgun in his waistband while threatening EMS workers. First responders exited the vehicle, and the suspect fled.

The ambulance was located a short time later with no reported injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or text the Department’s tip line at 50411.  A reward of up to $10,000 is available to anyone who can provide information leading to an arrest and conviction in D.C.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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