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A Provo police officer got an assist from some good Samaritans after a suspect punched him and tried to get away.
Senior Officer Austin Williams responded to a welfare check Tuesday at a Sam’s Club gas station parking lot after Utah authorities were notified of a man asking people for water, KSTU-TV reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
Williams’ body camera caught the moment he asked Emiliano Medina, 34, if he was okay. Medina responded by making the shape of a gun with his hand and pointing it at his own head — before reaching for the officer’s firearm.
Williams ordered Medina to the ground, but the suspect instead is seen in the video throwing some punches before running away.
Except he didn’t get very far. A couple of bystanders quickly swarmed Medina, and one man grabbed him from behind and slammed him to the ground.
Williams told KSTU the bystander’s tackle was “like NFL hardest hits type of stuff.”
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