A group of citizens subdued a man robbing people in Seattle at gunpoint on a Metro bus on Monday evening.
According to The Seattle Times, police said the 19-year-old man boarded the bus at 6 p.m. at 3rd Avenue and Pike Street with a stocking mask on his face. He took out a gun and pointed it at people while he took belongings from at least three passengers.
That’s when a group of men wrestled the suspect down until officers responded to the 6000 block of California Avenue SW at 6:12 p.m. on Monday.
The West Seattle Blog interviewed a man who said another man started taking down the suspect before others including himself jumped in.
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“First thing he did was grab the arm holding the revolver and managed to get his finger in [the trigger hole],” the man told the West Seattle blog. “We were sitting on [the armed man] trying to restrain him.”
Responding officers took the suspect into custody and placed him in a patrol car. Police say the he became violent again, kicking out the plexiglas window partition in the police car.
Officers gained control of the suspect and transferred him to a prisoner transport van.
The suspect was booked into the King County Jail on three counts of armed robbery. He is waiting for additional charges.
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Police retrieved the suspect’s handgun at the scene and put it into evidence. This remains an active and on-going robbery investigation, according to the Seattle Police Department Blotter.