Suspect steals ambulance in San Francisco, tries to run down 2 paramedics, authorities say

  • Source: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
  • Published: 08/30/2022 12:00 AM

Two paramedics with the San Francisco Fire Department had their ambulance attacked by a man they claim randomly approached them. As of now, SFFD does not know of any motive behind this attack. "From what it sounds like this was just random," said Tim Finch, one of the directors with San Francisco Fire Union 798. "I haven't actually spoken to the crew directly yet but this was unprovoked and out of the blue." The uniformed paramedics were in the fire department ambulance in the 1700 block of Harrison Street in the city's Mission District at about 7 a.m. when they were attacked, according to police and the firefighters union. The suspect shattered the ambulance windows with a wooden stake, prompting the medics to get out for their own safety, said Danny Gracia, president of San Francisco Firefighters Local 798.


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