EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man jumps in fire truck, allegedly assaults firefighter after crash

HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan
Nine people were injured after a man driving a box truck struck several vehicles, got into a fire truck and assaulted a firefighter.

Police say 36-year-old Devon Brandon of Brooklyn was driving the truck northbound between 42nd and 44th Street on 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

He then got out of his truck, and into a fire truck. The firefighter inside was injured.

WATCH: Firefighters apprehend truck driver after crash, assault

Police took the truck driver into custody.

Brandon is charged with felony reckless endangerment, assaulting a firefighter, driving while impaired on drugs, possession of cocaine and marijuana and refusing to take a breath test.

He was admitted to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation.Eight other people who were injured were taken to Roosevelt Hospital and Bellevue Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Brandon is currently on parole for criminal possession of a weapon and criminal sale of a firearm.

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