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Bar patrons tackle gunman after being held at gunpoint

Posted at 9:30 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 00:30:25-04

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say patrons tackled and disarmed a man after he held them at gunpoint outside a Southern California bar.
    
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports sheriff’s officials say the man had pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at people in the parking lot outside Red Eye Saloon at 2 a.m. Saturday in Fallbrook.
    
He demanded their wallets and cellphones and fired a shot into the air.
    
Authorities say several patrons rushed and tackled the gunman, holding him on the ground until deputies arrived.
    
Deputies recovered a 9 mm pistol with a loaded 16-round magazine and one spent shell casing on the ground. Authorities say the man also had two additional loaded 10-round magazines in his pocket.
    
He was arrested on numerous charges and booked into the Vista jail.