Suspect involved in EMT murder arrested

Police are seen at a Bronx intersection where two EMTs were struck by their ambulance

Police are seen at a Bronx intersection where two EMTs were struck by their ambulance

She was killed Thursday night after Gonzalez seized the ambulance she was driving and struck her with it. Arroyo's partner was also injured in the incident but is in stable condition.

A New York Fire Department (FDNY) paramedic has died after she was run over by a man driving her stolen ambulance.

Overnight, her brothers and sisters of the FDNY saluted as Arroyo's body was removed from Jacobi Medical Center, where hours before they rushed to be with her.

The grieving family of Yadira Arroyo will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from local organizations following the news of her brutal death Thursday. They were in the process of responding to a call.

In addition to three counts of murder, Gonzalez is charged with grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs.

The devastated sons of FDNY medic Yadira Arroyo said they don't want pity - because they know their mom will always be watching over them.

"The foundation encourages all to support our effort to give the children the life their loving mother envisioned for them", the nonprofit said in a statement. A passing Metropolitan Transportation Authority K-9 officer subdued the 25-year-old suspect with the help of a bystander.

He then put the ambulance in reverse and hit Ms Arroyo, who was caught beneath the wheels. "We will, with her family, celebrate her life", he said. At the Bronx courthouse, his defense lawyer said, "Mr. Gonzalez is severely mentally ill".

More than 30 refugees killed in helicopter attack on boat in Yemen
He said Yemen's government also must give an explanation for the attack and that those responsible must be brought to justice. A sailor who had been operating the boat, Ibrahim Ali Zeyad, said 80 refugees had been rescued after the incident.

The victim is the 8th FDNY EMT and the third woman to die in the line of duty, Nigro said.

The ambulance then stopped after it crashed into parked cars and a pile of snow, video posted on social media shows. "I'm innocent", Gonzalez said as he walked by.

The colleagues of fallen EMT Yadira Arroyo paid tribute to her Friday.

A Bronx man was charged with murder early on Friday morning, hours after he allegedly killed an NYC emergency medical technician with her own ambulance.

"It's a sad night. for everyone in the department", he said.

Arroyo was the matriarch of her station, Lt. George Lampon said, according to CNN affiliate WCBS.

"We know our EMTs are fearless, they do crucial work, they save lives, but they should not ever have to be subjected to violence", de Blasio said.

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