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Armed Robber Tried To Rob A Subway. Too Bad Someone Had A Concealed Firearm

An armed employee of a Pittsburgh Subway restaurant thwarted a robbery attempt Friday.

Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by 'USA Firearms Training' on Dec. 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)   Damon Thueson shows a holster at a gun concealed carry permit class put on by 'USA Firearms Training' on Dec. 19, 2015 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)   

Officials told WPXI TV in Pittsburgh that the armed perpetrator entered the store demanding cash, and that one of the two employees, who said he felt threatened, shot the robber in the chest.

“One of the employees who has a concealed carry permit and has a firearm apparently felt threatened for him and the other employees in the store, and shot the actor at least once,”¬†Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said.

The Subway restaurant logo

The Subway restaurant logo is seen in Chantilly, Va., Jan. 2, 2015. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

The perpetrator fell to the ground but managed to drag himself out of the store to a man waiting for him in a car. The robber was driven to the hospital and is in critical condition.

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