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SPD: Man robs woman, threatens customers at bar near Gonzaga

Published On: Oct 10 2012 07:37:33 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 10 2012 08:17:03 PM CDT
Geno's
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A man went inside Geno's Bar near Gonzaga University on Tuesday night and threatened to kill all the customers, according to Spokane police.

Police said Travis Floyd, 34, went into Geno's, located in the 1400 block of North Hamilton, around 8:30 p.m., said he had a gun and was going to shoot the customers inside. Customers also said Floyd threw chairs and broke some glasses.

When police and a K-9 unit arrived, Floyd ran to the back of the bar. When the officers contacted him, he was around several customers. One of the officers told the customers to get out of the way so they could get Floyd.

According to police, as the customers started to move away, the suspect grabbed a customer around the neck and said, "He's not going anywhere" and tried to fight with police.

The officers acted quickly and released the K-9 on Floyd's leg. The other officer applied a neck restraint to Floyd to render him unconscious.

As police started investigating, they found out Floyd robbed and attempted to kidnap a woman who was walking near Gonzaga University. She ran away and into Geno's. Floyd chased her into the bar, police said.

Floyd was arrested on suspicion off first-degree robbery and attempted kidnapping for his alleged attack on the woman. He was also charged with multiple counts of harassment threats and attempted kidnapping for grabbing the customer in Geno's, said Spokane police.

Officers did not find a gun on Floyd and they do not know what he was pointing at everyone before the officers arrived at Geno's.  One of the customers in Geno’s said, "I feel like if he would have had a gun, we would all be dead.”

Floyd received treatment for dog bite injuries and was booked into the Spokane County Jail.

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