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Dramatic confrontation with officer, suspect at Columbia gas station captured on video

Dramatic confrontation with officer, suspect at Columbia gas station captured on video

A man who assaulted a woman, threatened her and others at a gas station before resisting arrest was subdued with the help of a good Samaritan Tuesday.

The incident was captured on cellphone video and posted to Facebook. The person who posted the recording joked “I’m Live PD today.” WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

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Donald Songster Brown, 39, was charged with Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime and Resisting Arrest.The incident occurred at the BP S-Mart in the 1000 block of Elmwood Avenue, near the intersection with Assembly Street, and police responded around 1:30 p.m., according to the Columbia Police Department.Brown allegedly punched a woman in the face and threatened to harm her and another person with a knife, then wouldn’t let them leave the gas station, police said.After leaving the gas station, a Columbia Police officer approached Brown in the parking lot, according to police, who said Brown appeared irate.The officer gave repeated verbal commands for Brown to surrender and stop resisting arrest, police said and confirmed by the video […]

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