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VIDEO: Mansfield firefighter takes down an armed robber

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Security footage from a Texas gas station shows firefighter Daniel Gaskey tackling a would-be-robber who pushed passed him holding a knife. Gaskey quickly asseses the situation and  takes the thief down and restrains him until police arrive.

Midlothian police released the surveillance video yesterday, July 14th, 2015.

According to comments made on CBS DFW Facebook, Gaskey served as a marine before joining the Mansfield Fire Department.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that the attempted robbery occured last month at an Exxon in Midlothian, Texas.

Gaskey has an outpouring of support on Facebook for his efforts.



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