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Police: Man arrested after stealing ambulance in DC while paramedics attended to patient

DC Police say they have arrested the man responsible for stealing an ambulance as paramedics helped a patient.

WASHINGTON — Police arrested a man who allegedly carjacked a D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services ambulance with a gun Saturday morning. 

D.C. Police said the suspect, later identified as 34-year-old Isaac Edwards, placed his hand on his gun and made threats to D.C. Fire and EMS personnel who were inside the ambulance. 

The incident happened just before 9 a.m. near Martin Luther King Jr. and Chicago Street in Southeast.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Edwards walked up to the D.C. Fire and EMS personnel operating the ambulance, who were responding to a report of an injured person at the location.

Edwards allegedly went to the back of the parked ambulance, entered the emergency vehicle, and place his hand on the handgun he was carrying in his waistband.

Edwards reportedly threatened the victims and the emergency response personnel. The D.C. Fire and EMS personnel and the others exited the ambulance without further harm.

Edwards then allegedly drove away in the ambulance.

Investigators later located the vehicle and Edwards was arrested on Monday. He has been charged with Armed Carjacking. 

This case remains under investigation. If you have a tip, you can call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's tip line at 50411. 

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