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Man steals ambulance, runs tow truck & police cars off the road during pursuit


A Philadelphia man is in the hospital recovering and under arrest, after he led police on a nearly 90-minute pursuit through the streets of Philadelphia in a stolen ambulance.

According to ABC6, the officers responded to a local hotel for a call about a domestic disturbance. As police and medics attended to the man, he became combative and ran off.

He eventually jumped into the ambulance and drove away from the pursuing officers.

Police fired four rounds at the man, striking him twice in the leg.

The hijacker struck one of the officers with the ambulance, though the officer only suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The man led police through the gas stations and down busy roads. At one point a tow truck attempted to get in the front of the stolen ambulance to slow him down, but the man spun the truck out of the way.

Eventually, police were able to trap him and get him out of the ambulance without further resistance.

No word on the identity of the man, or which charges police will hit him with.

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