Patient accused of punching paramedics before stealing ambulance

A man will appear in court today, accused of assaulting two paramedics before stealing their ambulance in Queensland overnight.

The 56-year-old man is understood to have been travelling in the ambulance at Buxton overnight when he launched the shocking attack.

It’s alleged the man punched a male paramedic who was in the back with him, before throwing an item at the female paramedic driving the ambulance.


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The ambulance stopped and the paramedics called police before the patient allegedly carjacked the ambulance and drove away.

It was found nearby a short time later where the man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with two counts of serious assault of a public officer, two counts of wilful damage, and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The man is due to face Bundaberg Magistrates Court this morning.