JASON RANTZ

WATCH: Security guard bravely disarms rioters of AR-15 in Seattle protest

May 30, 2020, 7:00 PM | Updated: Jun 1, 2020, 11:05 am
People walk past a store thats been looted during a riot following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Pepper spray drips from the face of protester during a riot on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd who were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Protesters riot in the streets following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) EATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Law enforcement from the King County Sheriffs Department  guard the city streets during a riot on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd who were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Protesters holding a Black Lives Matter banner shout at law enforcement officers on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd who died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd who were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Law enforcement from the King County Sheriffs Department  guard the city streets during a riot on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.  A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd who were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Looters emerge from an Urban Outfitters store with merchandise during a riot on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. A peaceful rally was held earlier in the day expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Looters ransack an Urban Outfitters store following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Law enforcement from the King County Sheriffs office momentarily guard a store during riot following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Liquid is poured onto a protesters face who has been exposed to tear gas during a riot following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Someone pours water onto a protesters face who has been exposed to tear gas during a riot in the streets following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. Police deployed flash bangs and tear gas to break up the crowd were breaking windows and looting stores. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) SEATTLE, WA - MAY 30: Protesters riot in the streets following a peaceful rally expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Protests have erupted nationwide after Floyd died while in the custody of police in Minneapolis. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) A peaceful protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday gave way to violence and destruction. (KIRO Radio, Hanna Scott) A peaceful protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday gave way to violence and destruction. (KIRO Radio, Hanna Scott) A peaceful protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday gave way to violence and destruction. (KIRO Radio, Hanna Scott) A peaceful protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday gave way to violence and destruction. (KIRO Radio, Hanna Scott) A peaceful protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday gave way to violence and destruction. 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A brave security guard was caught on video expertly disarming a rioter who had picked up a stolen AR-15 from a patrol car during the Justice for George Floyd protest in Seattle.

As fringe Antifa and anarchists took advantage of the peaceful protest, police vehicles were targeted.

One rioter took an AR-15 out of a damaged police vehicle, causing a scary scene in Downtown Seattle. Q13 FOX’s Brandi Kruse reports the rioter began firing the weapon into cars, but “no one was hurt” as far as they were able to tell.

Thanks to the quick work of a Q13 FOX Seattle security guard, the rioter was quickly disarmed.

The armed guard swiftly approached the Seattle rioter. He appears to demand the rioter give up the weapon. The rioter, in a black hoodie and blue bandanna over his face, obliged. His friends? They quickly ran away from the guard.

The unnamed guard disabled the AR-15 while Kruse’s team called 9-1-1 to report this incident and then hand over the weapon to the Seattle Police Department.

Mayor Jenny Durkan announced during a press briefing that it’s possible a second AR-15 was stolen but has not yet been recovered. But later in the evening, Kruse tweeted that the security team also confiscated a stolen AR-15 from another rioter and handed it over to police.

Update 7:43 p.m.

Progressive venture capitalist Nick Hanauer, an anti-gun activist, tweets about the incident without having any clue what he’s talking about.

Update 7:54 p.m.

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WATCH: Security guard bravely disarms rioters of AR-15 in Seattle protest