According to the documents, the incident happened at around 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, when the suspect, identified as Jaysun Tyler Smith, “[seized] control of Phoenix Fire Rescue 903 with one patient and four Phoenix Fire [personnel] inside the interior of the ambulance.”
At the time of the incident, court documents state the ambulance was parked outside in the area of Jackson Street and 3rd Avenue in Downtown Phoenix.
Investigators state that Smith has a criminal history that involves a five-year stint in Arizona prison for armed robbery. Smith was also sentenced to 30 days in jail following an arrest in May 2023 for shoplifting in Scottsdale. Court documents also state that Smith was on probation at the time of the incident.