And yes, they did know him and his history. Pretty safe bet they know something about him we don't. How many officers did it take to subdue him last time he got locked up? How many people has he put in the hospital? How many people has he tried to kill?
They can probably answer those questions.
It was an ugly situation and hopefully there will be some good to come out of it. There is a part of me that feels for this man even though he was wrong. To be cornered and frustrated it is only natural to want and fight back. If he was so bad he would have hurt the clerk but he didn’t. I think if someone took the time to talk him down instead of being hostile things might have been different
Putting the brakes on this one now before I freak out...