Veteran Foils Mass Shooting by Tackling Alleged Gunman

Police tape is seen outside the Tree of Life Synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. - A heavily armed gunman opened fire during a baby-naming ceremony at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on …

A military veteran in Kalamazoo, Michigan, foiled a mass shooting Saturday morning by tackling the alleged gunman to the ground.

MLive reports that a man “was flashing a gun during a fight” around 2:00 a.m. and threatening to “shoot everybody.” At that point, a military veteran reportedly tackled the suspect and held him to the ground.

Police noted, “As the suspect ran toward the crowd, the military veteran disregarded his own safety and tackled the suspect, holding him until police arrived.”

WKZO reports that responding officers found a handgun on the suspect, and he was taken into “custody on multiple felony charges.”

The suspect is identified as a 32-year-old Milford, Ohio, resident.

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