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Police say ambulance stolen by combative patient

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WADDY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say they have recovered an ambulance that was stolen by a patient who became combative with the emergency crew.

Police said in a statement that workers were attempting to transport the patient from Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond to Our Lady of Peace, a psychiatric hospital in Louisville.

Police say the patient became combative during the trip, overpowered the EMS crew and left them on the side of Interstate 64 in Franklin County.

Police said they apprehended the suspect a few minutes later at a truck stop in Waddy in Shelby County.

No one was injured, though the ambulance received minor damage.

The patient, who police didn't identify, was taken to University Hospital in Louisville to be evaluated.

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