VIDEO: A security guard hunts down a gunman who used an AR-15 to enter a Buffalo methadone clinic

A security guard is being hailed as a hero for taking down a man who broke into a methadone clinic with an AR-15 rifle and it was caught on video.

The video shows a man entering a clinic and firing a shot before security guard Reynaldo Beckford springs into action, taking up the gun and fighting the man.

Beckford spoke to WKBW-TV about what went through his mind when the man showed up at Hispanics United of Buffalo in New York.

“My back was to the door, and when I turned, I saw out of the corner of my eye that I saw the person and the gun,” Beckford said.

“In that moment I couldn’t believe what was happening, especially when he fired the first shot, and I knew something was definitely wrong,” he added.

Video shows Beckford struggling with the man before another security guard arrives to help him. Then a caretaker of the building jumped into the fray.

“Once I had him and the gun, I started saying Jesus Jesus Jesus and then he turned around,” the guard said. “He stopped fighting for a while and then the other guard came down the stairs.”

Beckford said The man refused to take his finger off the gun trigger.

“I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t scared for my life and the first thing that went through my mind was my baby who just turned three,” he added.

He said the building’s caretaker took the gun away from the man before police arrived to arrest him.

District Attorney John Flynn said the suspect was identified as 48-year-old Jeremy Griffin. He faces multiple charges, including attempted murder.

Flynn said two bystanders outside the building also jumped in to overpower Griffin.

Investigators said Griffin shot a woman in the leg before the altercation at the methadone clinic.

Beckford said he was just doing his job.

“No one lost their life, no one was hurt, and glory to God, what else can I say,” he said.

Here is a local news report on the incident:

Buffalo Clinic suspect charged with attempted murder VIDEO: A security guard hunts down a gunman who used an AR-15 to enter a Buffalo methadone clinic

Laura Coffey

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