Security Guard Detains Gunman After ‘Terroristic Threat’ Made Against Cabaret

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NBC 5 News

A security guard detained a gunman after he was overheard making a threat to open fire inside a Dallas cabaret Sunday morning, according to police.[[321998432,L]]

Officers received a call at about 4:30 a.m. regarding an active shooter on foot at the XTC Cabaret in the 8500 block of North Stemmons Freeway. Officers arrived to find Joseph Robinson, 32, detained and handcuffed by a private security officer who worked on-site.

An investigation revealed Robinson made a threatening statement as he was walking to his car. Robinson was heard saying he would, "Go to his car to get a gun to shoot the whole place up," Dallas police said in a statement.

The security officer overheard the threat and saw Robinson trying to get into the cabaret through a back entrance. After a brief struggle, the security guard brought Robinson to the ground.

The security guard told police Robinson was carrying two pistols when he was detained. Robinson was taken to the hospital with a laceration on his forehead before being transported to Lew Sterrett Jail in Dallas. 

Police said Robinson was charged with making a terroristic threat, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance and parole violation.

Police said no shots were fired in the incident.

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