Shoppers Panic as Security Officer Fires at Man with Knife

A man who robbed an armored car guard at a Southern California shopping plaza was captured Friday after the guard fired gunshots that sent panicked shoppers fleeing, police said. No one was injured but the exchange caused chaos and fears of a mass shooting at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

The man approached a Brinks guard at around 11:15 a.m. and tried to stab the guard, who fired three shots at him, police said. The man wasn’t hit and ran off with a bag of money but police swarmed the area and he was captured within an hour at a nearby parking structure a few blocks from the famous Santa Monica Pier. A knife and the money also were found, police said. Siamak Kordestani of Los Angeles said he and colleagues… Manteca Bulletin

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