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Terrifying moment man with AR-15 bursts into flames in methadone clinic before hero security guards attack him

Chilling moment a man walks into a methadone clinic shooting an AR-15 in an attempted robbery before the hero’s security guards take him outside

  • A gunman fired a bullet into the wall as workers stood in the hall
  • A heroic security guard sprung into action, attacking the man after fighting in the streets
  • The shooter also shot a woman in the leg just before arriving at the clinic
  • Police say both incidents were attempted robberies for drugs
  • Jeremy Griffin, 48, has been charged with attempted murder

Footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment a man walked into a methadone clinic in New York with an AR-15 rifle and fired a bullet before being tackled by guards.

The man entered the Alba de Vida drug treatment clinic in Buffalo armed with the semi-automatic weapon and immediately fired a bullet into the wall.

A quick-acting security guard standing in the clinic lobby immediately rushed towards the shooter, knocking the gun away and forcing the man into a wall.

A second guard appeared, the two tackling the man together and spilling out into the street.

The couple were helped by two bystanders and eventually managed to subdue the attacker, who had kept his gun the whole time.

The shooter (left) enters the Alba de Vida clinic, as a security guard stands in the lobby

The guard rushes towards the shooter, who has just shot a bullet in the wall

The guard rushes towards the shooter, who has just shot a bullet in the wall

Speaking to Buffalo WKBW-TVReynaldo Beckford, the guard who first tried to tackle the shooter in the lobby, described the incident.

“When I got it and got the gun, I was just like, ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.’

“And that’s when he turned around and had stopped fighting for a while and that’s when the other security guard was coming down the stairs.”

Beckford, who has worked in the security industry for more than 20 years, added: “I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t scared for my life.”

“And the first thing that came to mind was my little boy, who just turned three.

“It’s the profession in which I work. To serve and protect. And that’s exactly what I did.

The two guards and the shooter spilled out into the streets with the gun still brandished

The two guards and the shooter spilled out into the streets with the gun still brandished

The couple eventually managed to subdue the shooter, without injury.

The couple eventually managed to subdue the shooter, without injury.

Reynaldo Beckford said he was scared for his life but was just doing his duty on duty

Reynaldo Beckford said he was scared for his life but was just doing his duty on duty

The shooter, Jeremy Griffin, 48, of Williamsville, NY, has been charged with multiple crimes, including attempted murder, police said.

They added that Griffin shot a woman in the leg at a house on Pennsylvania Street before going to the clinic, with the woman being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the Erie County Medical Center.

Both incidents are believed to be attempted robberies “looking for what we believe to be drugs,” Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said in a statement.

“There was, at this stage, no other motive other than an attempted theft,” he added.

The brave guard, Reynaldo Beckford, tries to tackle the shooter on the ground

The brave guard, Reynaldo Beckford, tries to tackle the shooter on the ground

The incident comes just days after 19-year-old Kenyatta Lee allegedly shot dead three people at a Buffalo ice rink, while a mother-of-three was fatally shot in a separate incident the previous month.

And in May, Payton Gendron, also 19, allegedly shot and killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket in what appeared to be a racially charged incident.

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