Gunman demands tools from DC firefighter in apparatus
The would-be robber saw chainsaws but fled the scene without taking anything
By Janelle Foskett
A would-be robber pulled a gun on a DC Fire and EMS firefighter on Wednesday, demanding tools but ultimately fled the scene empty-handed.
ABC7 reported that the robber confronted a Truck 16 firefighter while the rest of the crew was inside an apartment building tending to a water leak.
In radio traffic posted by STATter911, a member of the Truck 16 crew radioed that the crew had taken refuge inside the building to which they were called, adding: “Our technicians are outside in the vehicle. They have a gun pulled on them by another citizen who approached the truck.”
Fox5 reported that the gunman wanted a specific tool, but the “driver opened door with saws and in less than a minute the gunman ran off with nothing.”
New-Early this morning in SE while on a call @dcfireems says a gunman walked up to the driver of Truck 16 and demanded a tool from the truck. He wanted a hydra-ram but driver opened door with saws and in less than a minute the gunman ran off with nothing. pic.twitter.com/6FAdOpG14s— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) June 3, 2020