Around 2:30 p.m., an EMStar ambulance was taken at gunpoint in the city. The ambulance was headed west on I-76 until it stopped or broke down near City Avenue.
The carjacker fled but was caught by Philadelphia police, authorities said. The female patient was being taken to Roxborough Memorial Hospital when the carjacking occurred.
Brian Timothy Kada Jr., 25, of Philadelphia, was charged with robbery and related offenses. - Robert Moran