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EMT struck, killed by stolen ambulance in NYC

EMT struck, killed by stolen ambulance in NYC (CNNNewsource, WPIX)

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say an emergency medical technician in New York City has died after she was run over by a stolen ambulance.

Authorities say the EMT had stopped her ambulance in the Bronx around 7 p.m. Thursday after being alerted that a man was riding on the back of the vehicle.

Police say when she got out to investigate, the man jumped into the vehicle.

The EMT tried to stop the man, but he put the ambulance in reverse, striking her. He then crashed into parked cars and got stuck on a snowbank.

A passing K-9 officer and a bystander help subdue the suspect.

Video posted on Twitter by a bystander shows the ambulance speeding across an intersection with the EMT's body pinned beneath it.

The EMT's partner suffered a minor injury.

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