Birmingham (AL) Fire Rescue Unit Carjacked

On December 26, an armed woman commandeered a Birmingham (AL) Fire Rescue unit, but the incident was ultimately resolved without anyone getting seriously injured reported that rescue workers were dispatched to the airport, responding to a report of a woman feeling dizzy. Rescue workers picked up the female patient at baggage claim, put her on a stretcher, and loaded her into Rescue 12.

At around Tallapoosa Street on Interstate 59/20, the woman pulled out a gun and fired three shots. There was a struggle inside the rescue unit, said Birmingham Fire and Rescue Chief Charles Gordon, and one of the paramedics jumped from the moving vehicle.

The driver was able to pull over the truck and get out. At that point, Gordon said, the patient got behind the wheel and drove off.

The rescue was recovered in the Smithfield community a short time later after a brief police chase.

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