Bystanders tackle man who opened fire on crowd



OLYMPIA, Wash. - A man who opened fire into a crowd of about 100 people on New Year’s Eve was tackled by good Samaritans in Olympia.


Sidewalks in Olympia were packed with partiers on Fourth Avenue when witnesses said a man, Chris Sigo, tried to break up a fight between two men.


But when the men hit Sigo, he pulled out a 9mm handgun and started shooting, witnesses said.


“He aims it above their heads, fires a round off,  then he levels it back at the crowd and fires again,” said witness Michael Aykens.


“I saw some woman come up crying trying to get him to stop, like, ‘Stop, please,’ and he shoved her and put the gun in her face, and fired a couple more shots in the air," said Kevin Heinzpeter.   “A few people, including myself, ran over there. A guy tackled him and a bunch of us jumped on top of him.”


The group held Sigo until police arrived.  The 30-year-old man was arrested on assault charges and booked into the Thurston County Jail.


No one was hurt.