connectVideoRetired Marine takes gunman trying to rob his bar in Pennsylvania
A retired Marine Corps soldier helped foil a robbery in Pennsylvania on Tuesday after he tackled a person pointing a gun at him, police said.
The Altoona Police Department said the incident happened around 1 a.m. at Ajay’s Bar, when a masked man or woman walked in and demanded money.
The bartender, who is not identified can be seen on surveillance videos released by the department taking money from the cash register when the gun-wielding bar patron stands near him.
The bartender starts to hand money over, then suddenly grabs the person.
During the fight, police said a shot was fired, but none of the two was hit by the bullet.
The robber then fled the bar, leaving a blood trail to the backyard of a house down the road before he finally on the road.
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The robber is described by police as a light skinned black man or woman with an “apparent facial and head injuries” after being struck by the weapon.
The gun used in the attempted robbery was recovered at the scene. The police told WJAC-TV the weapon was reported stolen several months ago.