A security guard tackles a gunman who tries to rob a game room

By KTRK Staff

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Houston, Texas (KTRK) – A man has been arrested after Houston police say he attempted to rob an amusement arcade in the city’s west end.

Police say the man entered the building in the 9200 block of Richmond with an AR-15 just before 1:30 a.m. Monday and announced he was robbing the business.

It was then that a security guard attacked the man from behind, police said.

The guard and several others managed to corner him and take the gun away, but the gun discharged several times in the process, police said.

Fortunately, no one was hit.

ABC13 spoke to the security guard who fought the man.

“And he was asking me to give him the money. But instead I ran up to him, fought him, fought him with the gun, it started exploding,” Trelynn Robinson said. “A few things happened. I was able to tackle him and handcuff him, arrest him.

The security guard said he had dislocated his shoulder and had a scrape.

He and the other patrons who helped nab the man restrained him until officers arrived on the scene.

Police said there were 45 to 50 people in the business at the time of the attempted robbery.

About half a clip, or 10 to 15 shots, were fired, investigators said.

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