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Man Shoots Knife Attacker Dead On Subway, Now Facing Gun Charges

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — A 27-year-old man is dead after police say he went after someone on a subway with a knife following a dispute. 26-year-old Javon Green was arrested during the investigation and will be facing gun charges, but not homicide charges. Green was not legally allowed to carry the firearm concealed on the subway, hence the gun charges.

As for the death of the 27-year-old, Green is not expected to face charges, as surveillance video and witness accounts point to it being an act of self-defense.

The man had been sitting next go Green and began mumbling “aggressive things” to Green, who then got up and walked away, according to Green’s attorney. The man then followed Green and took a knife out of his pants, which surveillance video appears to show.

According to his attorney, Green asked the man if he was going to stab him, and that’s when Green started to run in the opposite direction. As the man gave chase, Green produced his firearm and shot the man.

A 70-year-old man on the train was injured during the incident and received non-life threatening injuries.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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