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Stolen ambulance hits cars

Evanston police say several people were injured this afternoon when a stolen ambulance plowed into five cars at Chicago Avenue and Dempster Street.

Police Commander Tom Guenther says a man stole the private ambulance about 2:30 p.m. from a nursing home in Chicago and drove it into Evanston on Chicago Avenue at high speed.

The ambulance struck a parked car near Washington Street and then plowed into several more cars at Dempster Street.

Police say the exact number of people injured and the extent of their injuries is not known, but that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

The man who stole the ambulance is in police custody and was undergoing medical treatment, Guenther said. 

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