PALM COAST, Fla. – Flagler County deputies rushed to a call of a man armed with an "Uzi-style assault rifle" in a Palm Coast restaurant, but the suspect had already been apprehended by restaurant patrons before they arrived, an arrest report stated.
The scene unfolded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Europa Lounge in the European Village area of Palm Coast.
Daniel Noble, 37, entered the lounge dressed like "Rambo" with a rifle and two hunting style knives, Flagler County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Bob Weber said in a news release.
Weber said Noble's ultimate intentions are unclear, because two patrons "were able to grab the barrel of the rifle and point it downward, but not before one or two shots were fired into the ground without hitting anyone."
After Palm Coast residents Vassili Mironov, 28, and Roman Dubinsechi, 23, disarmed Noble, Noble grabbed one of the hunting knives and lashed out at the two men, deputies said.
"The two men wrestled with Noble, who was then taken to the ground by patrons and rendered unconscious," Weber said.
The patrons who helped disarm Noble were not seriously injured.
As for Noble, he was arrested and faces various charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond.