FBI activity at Portsmouth ambulance company

(Photo courtesy of Matt Gregory/WAVY)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The FBI conducted “operational activities” at the Emergency Medical Response facility in the 3600 block of High Street Thursday morning.

According to FBI Spokeswoman Tina Pullen, the incident is not a danger to the public.The FBI also said court documents that have been filed are sealed, so limited information can be released.

Agents spent more than seven hours at the building and brought out numerous items, including computer towers. The items were put inside a van.

EMR temporarily shut their doors back in mid-June for unknown reasons. Owner Bobby Ward did tell 10 On Your Side that Medicare not reimbursing private ambulance companies was part of the reason.

At this time, there is no indication of what investigators are looking into.

We continued to dig for information. 10 On Your Side called the Virginia’s Department of Health and spoke with someone at the Office of Emergency Medical Services. A spokesperson said they have no open investigations in the company.

The son of the company’s owner did tell WAVY’s Matt Gregory that he did not believe EMR itself was under investigation, but that authorities were looking into another matter.

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