Bus Passengers Thwart Armed Robber: Caught on Tape

Passengers on a Seattle fought back, tackling gunman who demanded their phones.
3:00 | 12/19/13

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We begin with the shocking video of a man with a gun terrorizing a city bus full of passengers. It happened in seattle. But as you're about to see, the passengers fought back, led by one man, who refused to be robbed. What was a quiet ride home from work turned into anything but quiet. A man pulled a gun on a woman, takes her phone and approaches chris briggs. He came up to me. Stuck the gun at me. Took my phone. Reporter: At first, briggs says no. He jabbed me harder. And said don't make this harder than it has to be. Reporter: And the suspect walks up the bus, points his gun, aiming directly at one man's head. That's when passengers had had enough. Briggs jumps into the fray, tackling, fighting to hold down the suspect. Others, terrified, scrambled to get off the bus. People were committed at that point. It was one of those things that no one gave any thought to once things started happening. The power of one man there. Go, briggs, go. Passengers held that suspect until police arrived. He could face 15 years in prison if convicted on those robbery charges. Thankfully, no one was injured.

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