MD firefighter/MMA fighter stops man with knife from stealing ambulance

Montgomery County firefighter injured while subduing armed man

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A man who allegedly tried to steal an ambulance from a Montgomery County hospital messed with the wrong firefighter.

Investigators said Christopher Broadus was armed with a knife around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when he assaulted a nurse and then hopped into an ambulance that was parked right outside of the emergency room at Washington Adventist Hospital.

That’s when firefighter Diego Peclat, who’s trained in mixed martial arts, took Broadus to the ground.

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