Video shows Seattle bus passengers overpowering armed robber

SEATTLE — Surveillance video was released Wednesday of Seattle bus passengers overpowering an armed robber on Nov. 25.

The passengers knocked the gunman down and held him until police arrived and arrested him.

busPassengers told police that a masked man boarded a bus in downtown Seattle and sat down for the ride to West Seattle. Once the bus reached West Seattle, the man stood up. As the video shows, the gunman points his weapon right in a passenger’s face, who is startled at first, but then grabs for the weapon.

The passenger pushed the robber down the aisle, throwing punches, and other passengers joined in, trying to take him down.

Some passengers, including a woman on crutches, run for the exits.

It took at least three passengers to hold the gunman down until police came.

The suspect in the case, 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown is charged with first-degree robbery and attempted armed robbery.  He is being held in the King County Jail on $350,000 bail.

10 comments

  • w.seattle guardian

    The heroism of the man who had a gun pointed in his face likely saved lives. He not only disarmed the gunman, but put the gun in his pocket and then used his hands to take him down, taking the gun out of play. My observation he was trained to react like this. Regardless, it is heroic and should be recognized as such. Luckily, he didn't have to review a 50 page use of force policy before acting.

  • The World is Ending

    The robber will get a good liberal attorney probably from the ACLU or better yet get the ones who wrote the use of force policy for the SPD on the team and press for assault charges on the guys who took the armed robber down, because after all how could they do that to the poor innocent robber, he didn't want to hurt anyone he is just misunderstood.

  • DanOzamaru

    Cant believe people are actually arguing that a single crime by a black person = all blacks are subhuman criminals and that we need to bring back racial segregation.

    Why is it that RACISTS love to paint all blacks as criminals when a black offender gets in the news, but are quiet when white offenders do? I live in Seattle, this story is ONE of dozens of robberies and rapes, most of which are by whites (whites are a majority in the city). Where are your racist anti obama comments dehumanizing all blacks when the white man raped black AND white women in Greenlake? Where was it when the white shooter ian stawiki killed 5 white men and women and 2 asians in downtown seattle? Where was it during the last SIX murders in Seattle and Renton, all of which had white suspects? Does that not fit into your 'blacks and obama are subhuman criminals and should all be treated as such'-narrative?

    Yes, THIS one attack is some kind of implication of black on white crime, . Nevermind the thousands of other assaults on whites by other whites that happen every day. Statistically, MOST crime has the same vic and offender. Except HATE crimes, by which the FBI report says MOST are WHITE ON BLACK.

    source- http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/f

    So please, take your HATEMONGERING back to whatever white supremacist board you came from. Your efforts to do to African Americans what Hitler did to jews in germany (scapegoat and ethnically cleanse) wont work.

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