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Man apprehended after bringing grenade into local pub

Bomb Squad police


A man was taken into custody outside of a pub on Tuesday after he reportedly brought a grenade into the business.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. at The Corner Pub on 1915 N. Andrews Ave. 

Authorities say the owner of the business contacted them after a man reportedly showed them a grenade and said that he had multiple weapons in his vehicle. 

“He showed me a grenade. He said, ‘Don’t be scared.’ It kinda freaked me out a little bit,” bartender Joseph Shakespeare told reporters. 

Darrell Darling, another witness told reporters that he heard the conversation and used his military experience to help the situation. 

Darling says he bonded with the suspect over their shared military experience and kept him preoccupied so that others could leave the bar:

“As people started to clear the bar, I used certain intentions to just keep his focus on me so we would be the last ones leaving the bar.”

 Darling then convinced the suspect to leave the bar and hangout elsewhere. Once they were outside, Darling tackled the man and held him there until police took over. 

At this time, the suspect’s name has not been released.