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Ambulance Carjacker Leads Police on Chase From Maryland to Virginia: Police

The carjacked ambulance was stopped near the Pentagon

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A man carjacked an ambulance near a Rockville, Maryland, hospital early Friday and led police on a chase until he was stopped near the Pentagon in Virginia, police said.

The ambulance was taken about 2:45 a.m. in the 14900 block of Broshchart Road, Montgomery County Police said. That’s near Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Authorities chased the ambulance down Interstate 270, onto the Beltway and over the American Legion Bridge into Virginia, Montgomery County Police said.

The ambulance was stopped on Route 110 near the Pentagon in Arlington — roughly 20 miles from the hospital.

The suspect was arrested by Virginia State Police and is set to be extradited to Montgomery County.

It’s unclear how the suspect took control of the ambulance. Further details about the suspect's identity weren't immediately available.

Police are concerned about a rise in carjackings in Montgomery County and other parts of the D.C. area.

Stay with News4 for more on this developing story.

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