Woman arrested after pursuit in stolen ambulance

Authorities pursued an ambulance early Tuesday morning that was stolen from California Hospital Medical Center in Downtown Los Angeles and later arrested the thief.

A Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic crew was in the process of transferring a seriously ill patient to staff inside the hospital when the crew's unoccupied ambulance was stolen from the parking bay, said the department's Brian Humphrey. The ambulance was taken shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Police pursued the ambulance before the California Highway Patrol took over on the eastbound Pomona Freeway at Rosemead Boulevard near South El Monte.

The suspect was taken into custody around 1:15 a.m. in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County, according to the fire department.

No injuries were reported.

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