A man took command of an ambulance in which he and a child were riding in Gastonia on Tuesday morning, police said.
Bobby Renard Glenn, 22, of Charlotte called for an ambulance for a 3-year-old child who was ill, according to Gastonia Police. At about 11 a.m., police said, they were called about an ambulance driver not being allowed to go to the hospital.
Police spotted the ambulance at Interstate 85 and New Hope Road and saw a man hit the ambulance driver. The ambulance was eventually stopped in McAdenville, where the man was taken into custody after resisting and hitting police officers, Gastonia Police said in a statement.
Glenn was taken to the Gaston County Jail, where medical staff found his heart rate up, police said. He was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia to be evaluated before being admitted to the jail.
The Gaston County Department of Social Services was called in to help with the case.
Glenn faces two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of resisting a public officer, assault on a government official, misdemeanor child abuse and communicating threats, police said.