Ambulance stolen from hospital, man in custody

EXCLUSIVE Ambulance police say stolen from Prince George’s Hospital Center

Hide Caption Show Caption EXCLUSIVE Ambulance police say stolen from Prince George’s Hospital Center

An ambulance stolen from a hospital in Prince George's County has been recovered and a man faces charges in both Prince George's and Charles counties.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. when the ambulance was parked at the bay outside the hospital, according to Assistant Fire Chief Alan Doubleday of the Prince George's County Fire Department.

It is not clear who stole it. Thanks to a vehicle tracking device, authorities were able to track down the ambulance within 15 minutes. At this point in time, the ambulance turned around and drove back into the suburbs of Prince George County, according to WTOP.

Update stolen ambulance, reported stolen at 602am, police chase continues. Once the ambulance reached the Charles County line, Sheriffs deployed spike strips, popping two of the ambulance's tires.

Doubleday said it is the department's policy to take the keys out of ambulances and lock them when firefighters and paramedics are not in them.

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