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NY EMTs robbed at gunpoint while responding to fake 911 call

The EMTs working for a Brooklyn hospital were robbed of their medical bag while inside an elevator

Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A pair of Emergency Medical Technicians working for a Brooklyn hospital were robbed at gunpoint as they responded to a bogus 911 call at a NYCHA apartment building, officials and sources said Tuesday.

The EMTs, a 28-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man, were taking the elevator in a Sackman St. building — part of the Seth Low Houses — near Belmont Ave. in Brownsville about 11 p.m. Monday when a man stepped into the elevator as it reached the 11th floor and pulled a gun on them.

The gunman swiped their medical bag and ran off, officials said.

The bag was found inside the building, but the EMTs’ tablet and radio that linked them to the city’s 911 dispatch system was missing.

Neither EMT was harmed. The two work for Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, but also respond to 911 calls that city medics respond to, officials said.

The call that sent them to the Seth Low Houses turned out to be a false alarm, but it was not immediately clear if it was directly linked to the robbery, sources with knowledge of the case said.


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