Man pulls a pistol at EMS after dump truck accident in Franklin County


The Franklin Fire Company reports a man pulled a pistol at EMS while EMS tried to help him out of a dump truck accident. No injuries have been reported. Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township was shut down for an extended period. 

Franklin Fire Company responded to a dump truck accident at 1038 Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township shortly after 2:30 p.m. 

Upon arrival, crews found a dump truck into the guardrail with one person confined inside. The man inside pulled a pistol from his side when crews began extraction.

According to officials, Engine 43’s driver called out that the patient had a gun and began attempting to secure the patient’s arm. Members operating outside the dump truck quickly jumped inside, restrained the patient and secured the weapon.

The patient continued to punch, kick and spit on members until additional State Police arrived and helped with restraints.

During the incident, the patient and members slid down the embankment. Members utilized a stokes basket and rope to get the patient back up to EMS units.

The driver of the dump truck was transported to York Hospital for medical treatment for injuries sustained in the crash.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with any information pertaining to the case can contact PSP Chambersburg at (717) 264-5161

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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