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Security guard helps police apprehend armed man

December 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A security guard helped police arrest a man following a dispute in which shots were fired at an apartment complex.

The Register-Guard reports the man was taken into custody by Springfield police who received help from Michael Githens, a Springfield resident and licensed security officer who does not work at the complex.

Police say no one was injured in the shooting, which happened after the man had a dispute with a group of men.

Officers recovered a revolver at the scene.

Police say the man resisted arrest, and Githens helped an officer wrestle with the man, which was key to getting the man in handcuffs.

Police say the man was arrested on charges of menacing, resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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