Ambulance hijacked with crew, patient inside

From the Statesman:

An unidentified person hijacked an ambulance Sunday afternoon as Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services medics were assisting a patient in the back of the unit, EMS reported.

The patient and the medics were unharmed in the incident, EMS reported, and the hijacker has not been caught, according to Austin police.

EMS Capt. Rick Rutledge said a crew of first responders was in the back of the ambulance helping a patient on East Seventh Street just before 4 p.m. Sunday when someone jumped into the front of the vehicle and drove off.

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