An Omaha firefighter and a paramedic say they are just glad to be alive after a woman arrested earlier pulled a gun while in an ambulance heading for the hospital.
Firefighter Brock Borhart suffered a superficial wound to the abdomen as he struggled to pry a gun from 24-year-old Justine Dubois. Two shots were fired. One hit Borhart, one hit Dubois in the leg. Police responded after Julianne Moran, a paramedic who had been driving the ambulance called in the incident.
Omaha police officials say they do not know how Dubois got the gun. Police called for an ambulance Monday to take her to the hospital after she appeared to experience an epileptic seizure during arrest, though they now wonder whether she had faked it. Police arrested Dubois on suspicion of stealing a vehicle. Authorities didn’t regard Dubois as a threat and placed her in the ambulance without restraints.
Dubois is being treated at Creighton University Medical Center for a wound to the leg. Borhart has been released from the hospital after treatment for a superficial wound.