'I'll Take a Bullet Before You Do': San Bernardino Cop to Workers

Video shows tense moments as group is led out of massacre site to safety
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2015 12:49 PM CST

San Bernardino office workers trapped in the Inland Regional Center after Wednesday's shootings got some reassurance in the form of a police officer who led them to safety. In a video taken by employee Gabi Flores and provided to KPCC, the cop instructs frightened people to "keep your hands where I can see 'em" and then slowly directs them through the hallways. The New York Post notes the heightened tension and "hushed tones" as the workers make their way to elevators, where they await their eventual turn to the outside. But the officer kept them calm. "Try to relax, everyone try to relax," he can be heard saying as he guides the anxious group, which includes a young child. "I'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure." (Details are starting to emerge about the suspects.)

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