31 July 2019 | Law enforcement personnel were called to Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland, on Sunday, July 28, after a man wielding a knife tried to steal a Montgomery County Fire and Rescue ambulance.

Montgomery Community Media reported that Christopher Broadus assaulted a nurse after being discharged from the hospital.

Hospital security attempted to escort Broadus off the hospital campus when he jumped into the ambulance and attempted to steal it.

When a firefighter tried to stop Broadus, the discharged patient assaulted him, brandished a knife and chased the firefighter.

Broadus was ultimately restrained by hospital security and the firefighter. He was turned over to police. Broadus was charged with first-degree assault, attempted armed carjacking and other offenses.

Washington Adventist Hospital is part of the not-for-profit Adventist HealthCare which includes four hospitals as well as various mental health services and home health agencies that serve the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Adventist HealthCare is not part of the West Coast’s Adventist Health network of hospitals, nor is it part of Adventist Health System, headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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