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Ambulance patient allegedly assaults paramedic, steals ambulance and crashes

RCMP say a patient in this ambulance assaulted the drive, stole the vehicle and crashed it.
RCMP say a patient in this ambulance assaulted the drive, stole the vehicle and crashed it. - Photo courtesy of the RCMP

Flower’s Cove RCMP arrested man at scene, charges pending

FLOWER'S COVE, N.L. —

A 48-year-old man is in custody after allegedly hijacking an ambulance and assaulting a paramedic.

Flower’s Cove RCMP says on Friday, April 12 at about 5:30 p.m. they received a report that a patient who was being transported in an ambulance assaulted a paramedic, stole the ambulance and crashed it a short distance away.

Police arrived at the scene of the crash and took the 48-year-old man into custody.

The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

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