Man Tries Taking Security Guard's Gun In Unprovoked Attacked, Gets Stabbed

The 26-year-old security guard stabbed the suspect repeatedly during the unprovoked attack, police said.

San Diego, CA – An armed transit security guard stabbed a suspect who attempted to steal his gun at the Old Town Transit Center on Friday afternoon.

The altercation took place at the Taylor Street station near Old Town State Historic Park at approximately 1 p.m., the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) told KNSD.

The suspect walked up to the security guard, and “immediately grabbed his service pistol and violently pulled on it, trying to remove it from its holster," San Diego Police Officer Dino Delimitros explained, according to KFMB.

The 26-year-old security guard was able to maintain control of the firearm, and defended himself by stabbing the attacker in the torso with his knife several times, KNSD reported.

The knife pierced the suspect’s chest at one point – landing just inches away from his heart.

The suspect fled the scene on foot, prompting a search of the area.

Meanwhile, the suspect’s wife called police and provided them with information about his location, KGTV reported.

San Diego police and K9 units tracked the attacker by following a trail of his blood to the place where he was hiding between vehicles parked beneath a bridge, according to KNSD.

The suspect, later identified as Jacob Pendleton, was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, KSWB reported.

Police said he did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and the motive for the unprovoked attack is unclear.

The security guard suffered minor facial injuries due to having been punched several times by the suspect during the altercation, according to KNSD.

No one else was injured.

"This is a dangerous place," one Metropolitan Transit System bus driver told KNSD. "These security guards, I see them every day. Man, they have to be on high alert, people have no respect for law enforcement these days. It’s all over this country.”

“He had to defend himself,” the bus driver said of the security guard’s reaction to the unprovoked attack. “It's a natural instinct."

Comments (10)
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walkintall
walkintall

Fight as hard as you can for as long as you can.....Use every weapon at your disposal.....Never give up.

Electric blue
Electric blue

My DT instructor used to say, “you need to fight like your the third Monkey trying to get on Noah’s Ark”. Glad he’s ok and did that.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That's cool he had a knife to get the better of his attacker. Far more effective than a taser at close quarters. i think every LEO should be trained to do this, especially women LEOs. Most criminals who go after LEO guns are probably career criminals and doing time in prison makes them especially dangerous at hand to hand.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

A sharp knife, NEVER leave for work without one if you are an LEO..LOL Love it

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

WOW, a complete reversal of "Taking a gun to a Knife Fight"..LMAO,,,Pull my gun, I cut you up dude. LMAO