EMT killed after man steals ambulance in the Bronx

EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in the line of duty Thursday evening.

EMT Yadira Arroyo was killed in the line of duty Thursday evening. (3/17/17)

THE BRONX - The FDNY is mourning the loss of an EMT officer.

Yadira Arroyo was killed in the line of duty Thursday evening.

Arroyo and her partner were responding to a call in the Bronx when they were alerted that a man was riding on the back of their ambulance.

Police say they stopped the ambulance and got out to see what was happening. They say the man then got into the driver's seat.

He put the ambulance in reverse and ran them over.

Police say he then crashed into several parked cars and got stuck on a snowbank.

A passing MTA officer subdued the man with the help of a bystander.

Arroyo's partner suffered a minor injury.

Arroyo was a 14-year EMT veteran and the mother of five.

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