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.
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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.