Ambulance was stolen from a Maryland hospital

An ambulance was stolen from a Maryland hospital Thursday and struck two police vehicles involved in its search, authorities said.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it was notified shortly after noon that a Baltimore County Fire Department ambulance was stolen from the Carroll Hospital Center emergency department area.

Deputies and state police responded to search for the ambulance and it was found on Route 32, authorities said. The ambulance continued south and eventually struck a Maryland State Police vehicle and a sheriff’s office vehicle, which was pushed into a parked car.

The ambulance eventually stopped near the Gamber Fire Company and the driver was taken into custody. No injuries were reported after the crash.

The driver, who was not the original patient from the ambulance, was taken to the hospital for evaluation and the sheriff’s office said charges will be pending.