From Amanda Erickson of The Washington Post: "As people lay dying, the driver climbed out of his van and pointed an object at the police.
The man, later identified by authorities as Alek Minassian, had just plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on a sidewalk at more than 30 mph, killing 10 and wounding 15 more. “Kill me,” he screamed as he rapidly raised and lowered the object in his hand.
Instead, a police officer moved slowly toward the man, weapon drawn.
“Get down,” he insisted. The man said he had a gun, but the officer continued forward. “I don't care,” he said. “Get down.”
Within seconds, the suspect had raised both hands. The officer quickly got him onto his stomach and handcuffed. Not a single gun shot was fired in the exchange, earning the officer plaudits for his restraint." Continue reading