Two Houston firefighter EMTs and a hospital patient have emerged unscathed Friday after the ambulance they were traveling in was run off the road and carjacked at gunpoint. The armed suspect was later taken into custody without incident after police used GPS to track the runaway vehicle down.
The carjacking unfolded around 3 a.m. this morning in the Meyerland neighborhood. The Houston Fire Department was transporting a patient to the hospital when a car ran the ambulance off the road and took it at gunpoint. One firefighter was left on the side of the road, while another firefighter and the patient remained inside.
The firefighter that remained realized that something was amiss when the vehicle started traveling in the wrong direction. After looking through the window, she realized that someone else was driving. The firefighter helped de-escalate the situation.