Royal Oak police are praising the quick actions of citizens for not allowing actions of a knife-wielding man to escalate in the parking lot of .
In the Monday incident, police say David Harold Shuten, 43, of Madison Heights approached a couple with an infant with a knife drawn after they saw him attempting to assault a man in a car.
Witness say Shuten was trying to break the driver’s side window of a vehicle occupied by a 49-year-old man. When the driver of the vehicle was able to escape without injury, Shuten turned his attention on the couple and child, according to a news release issued Thursday by the .
As Shuten approached the couple, another customer in the parking lot who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon pulled out his firearm and ordered Shuten to drop the knife. After several commands to drop his weapon, Shuten complied and sat on the ground.
Royal Oak Police said they received numerous 911 calls and arrived on the scene and arrested Shuten without incident. No one was injured.
Shuten was arraigned Wednesday in in Royal Oak before Judge Terrence Brennan on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Additionally, Shuten had a warrant for probation violation out of Oakland County Circuit Court for resisting-obstructing a police officer, according to the news release.