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Veteran tackles armed man who allegedly threatened to shoot others in MI

A military veteran tackled an armed man who made threats toward others early Saturday, Dec. 14 in Kalamazoo
December 16, 2019

A military veteran took heroic actions when he tackled an armed man who had threatened to shoot others following a fight early Saturday in Kalamazoo, police said.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers said they responded to the 2700 block of West Michigan Avenue just after 2 a.m Saturday, Dec. 14 on a report of a man who flashed a gun.

Officers arrived to find a man holding another man on the ground.

Witnesses told police that a man was flashing a gun during a fight. The veteran told police he heard the man say he was going to “shoot everybody.”

That’s when the veteran took action, police said.

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“As the suspect ran toward the crowd, the military veteran disregarded his own safety and tackled the suspect, holding him until police arrived,” police wrote in a statement.

Police found a loaded handgun on the tackled man.

They arrested the person with the gun, a 32-year-old Milford, Ohio man, on multiple felony charges.

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