Scanner audio captured an officer’s account of what happened at the scene, CWBChicago reports: “Ten people surrounded me, indicating that they had firearms. And one person pulled him away from me, holding his waist, indicating that he would use a firearm against me.”
There were so many police officers, sheriff’s deputies and Highway Patrol troopers that the court appearance had to be moved out of Justice Court to Judge John Larson’s Courtroom Number Three on the third floor of the Missoula County Courthouse.
A report to the Police Commission by Moore describes a chaotic situation in a mall full of shoppers, with Mack appearing to be in a state of "agitated delirium."
Eventually, police performed a PIT maneuver in the city of Pacoima, and the car came to a stop. The driver got out, then decided to a do a little dance before he was arrested.
Before evacuating, families were tossing their kids out of windows to police officers to save them, according to Lt. Rick Thomas.