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Two New York City EMS workers robbed at gunpoint during fake 911 call, second incited in one week.

By 12/12/2020 6:14 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Two FDNY EMTs who responded to a 911 call early Saturday morning in East Williamsburg were robbed at gunpoint, police say.

At around 2:30 am, two FDNY EMTs responded to a call for a man having a seizer on the sixth floor of an apartment building at 330 Forest Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The two EMTs responded to the call as they used the elevator to get up to the sixth floor of the public housing building. After exiting the elevator, the two unexpected EMTs met a gunman who demanded their radio and equipment.

The two EMTs handed over their radios and their equipment to the gunman before he fled the scene. The gunman used the elevator to get down to the ground level and then sent the elevator to several floors making it harder for the EMTs to follow him before he fled the scene.

None of the two FDNY EMTs who responded to the phony call were injured during the robbery, according to the FDNY.

“This was a bogus call and there was no patient,” an FDNY source said.

“EMS workers play a pivotal role in keeping New Yorkers safe during emergencies. Our detectives are committed to bringing the individuals responsible for the two robberies in one week against them to justice”, the NYPD Tweted.

FDNY EMTs and Paramedics help protect our city by providing the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care. Assaulting an FDNY EMT or Paramedic is a felony punishable by 7 years in prison, the FDNY tweeted.


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