I just happened to be at the detention center to meet up with a friend and we all thought there was a good place to meet. We also used to go down there and play basketball. I was asked to get involved in with a guy because it was well known that I dealt constantly with very violent people. They had this guy who had just whipped up badly on 5 local LEO's ... and they shoved him in a holding room, but no one could handle him.
So, I asked if he had been checked for weapons, and EVERYONE swore he had 3-4 times and he was unarmed. The guy was threatening " I'm going to kill every one of you blank blank blank " . I had them lock me in there with him. He kept threatening me as well and telling me how could just take me out if he wanted. Talked to him for 2 hrs, and got him calm and realizing he wasn't going anywhere and that he needed to work with the situation, rather than causing himself more issues and a Judge who would never allow him to bond out and who would only add to any sentences he might be facing.
When I was about to walk out, he says " OH, I better give this to you so you can take it with you". He reaches down his pants and pulls out a loaded .357 revolver that he had had the entire time. So, he could have taken everyone out.
I took these LEO's and the Detention Staff into a room, locked the door, and told them my opinion of them.....
Unless you like living "by chance" , you assume everyone is armed.