A Seattle gunman was tackled to the ground by heroic bus passengers on November 25, 2013. The raw footage from the bus security cameras caught the entire incident on tape.
The gunman, Seattle 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown, got onto the King County Metro bus in downtown. Once the bus began moving, he pulled out his gun and made his way towards the other passengers.
Robbing two passengers of their cellphones, Brown continued to proceed to the front of the bus.
Chris Briggs, one of the victims, told reporters, “He came up to me … stuck the gun at me and took my phone. He jabbed me a little harder and said, ‘Don’t make this any harder than it has to be.'”
The surveillance footage reveals that an unknown hero jumped on the masked gunman and tackled him to the ground, without a shot being fired. At that point, Briggs and several others joined in the pile up while other passengers ran for safety. Brown was held by the heroic passengers until authorities could arrive.
“People were kind of committed at that point,” Briggs said. “It was just kinda one of those things that no one gave any thought to once things started happening.”
Brown was arrested and charged with three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery, according to ABC new affiliate KOMO. He pleaded guilty to all counts, reports KOMO.
The masked Seattle gunman is being held on $350,000 bail. The next hearing in his case is scheduled for Dec. 30.
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