April 25, 2007

DISASTER AVERTED?

Students wrested a gun away from a University of Southern California student who had been asked to leave an off-campus party after threatening a young woman, police said Tuesday. Zao Xing Yang, 19, was arrested early Sunday and is being held without bail, Chief William Bratton said at a news conference.

Some students at the party, held at a student’s home, overheard Yang making intimidating statements to the woman and threatening her with violence about 3 a.m. Sunday, Bratton said.

Yang began arguing with the host, who noticed Yang was holding a gun, he said.

“Several students wrestled the gun away from Yang and held him until campus security and then LAPD officers arrived,” Bratton said.

Quick thinking and teamwork. Good for them. (Via The Asylum).

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