Police: Man tries to kidnap woman, threatens to shoot Geno's customers

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 5:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 5:34 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane police nabbed a suspect after they say he threatened to shoot customers inside of a local bar.

Officers received a call for a man threatening patrons around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Geno’s Bar in the 1400 block of North Hamilton.

Witnesses said Travis Floyd, 24, was throwing chairs and breaking glass before he threatened to shoot them.

Police began immediately telling the customers to move away from the suspect once they arrived. That’s when Floyd allegedly grabbed one of the customers around the neck.

Police used a K-9 to disable the suspect by his leg, as well as a neck restraint to render him unconscious.

After further investigation, police learned Floyd allegedly robbed and attempted to kidnap a woman walking near Gonzaga just before this incident. The woman ran into Geno’s, and Floyd pursued her there.

Police arrested him for first-degree robbery and attempted first-degree kidnapping for the woman. Floyd is charged with eight counts of threatening to kill the patrons inside of Geno’s, and one count of first-degree kidnapping for grabbing and using one of the customers as a shield. He was treated for minor injuries from the K-9 before being booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Police say they did not find a gun on Floyd. They are not sure what he used to threaten the customers. One of them reportedly told police, “I feel like if he would have had a gun, we would all be dead.”

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