Harinder Singh Bains, the man who called police after identifying the suspect in the New York and New Jersey attacks, recounts the shootout that ensued once police arrived.
He stated on CNN that he did what any American or person from another faith would’ve done. He said, “I’m from the Sikh faith and i’m taught to stand up against atrocities and persecution.”
Transcript of CNN Interview:
AFTER I MADE THE PHONE CALL
0:07TO POLICE, THEY CAME IN THREE,
0:12WHEN THE FIRST COP CAME, I THINK
0:13HE WAS WAITING FOR THE BACK-UP
0:14COP TO COME.
0:14WHEN THE NEXT COP CAME IN, HE
0:17CONFRONTED THE SUSPECT.
0:19WITHIN 15, 20 SECONDS,
0:23EVERYTHING BREAK LOOSE.
0:23THE GUY PUT HIS HAND ON THE GUN
0:25AND RIGHT AWAY HE SHOT THROUGH
0:30THE GLASS PANEL. AND THE SUSPEC?
0:36>> I WAS SHAKEN.
0:38I WAS TOTALLY — LIKE I DON’T
0:40KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.
0:43I REALIZED RIGHT AWAY THIS IS
0:45THAT’S WHY IT’S GOING ON.
0:46WHEN THE GUY STARTED RUNNING
0:48TOWARDS THE STREET, I EVEN CAME