‘I’ll take a bullet before you do,’ one heroic police officer told panicked workers amidst the massacre in San Bernardino. See uplifting yet horrifying video of the insane moment.
In times of tragedy, there will always be people who are helping. When police arrived on the scene in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, one unidentified officer calmed a group of workers, while ushering them to safety. He assured the panicked group that he would get shot before any of them, “that’s for damn sure.” Video captures the miraculous moment, but we will warn, it is intense.
“Try to relax, try to relax,” an officer can be heard telling a horrified-looking group of workers, as he directed them towards safety, following a massacre which killed 14. As the individuals move single file, understandably terrified, the officer says to one, “I’ll take a bullet before you do. That’s for damn sure.”
From there, the officer asks the group to put their hands in the air, before leading them to several waiting elevators. Thankfully, they are then all able to make it to safety.
The nearly three-minute clip is absolutely chilling, with mostly indiscernible dialogue. However, the one thing that is unmistakable is the sheer terror of those trying to make their way out of the facility.
The group had been hiding in some sort of hallway, inside San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center, wherein some time before this video was captured, suspected gunman Syed Farook, 28, had stormed into the facility, where a company holiday party was taking place. Syed was reportedly accompanied by his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 27, who assisted him in the bloodshed.
Both suspects reportedly opened fire, violently killing 14 and wounding 17 others. They went on to flee the scene, which lead to a car chase and standoff between the suspects and police. The altercation ultimately ended with Syed and Tashfeen being sprayed by police bullets, resulting in both of their deaths.