Palmdale McDonald’s Security Guard Shoots Man After Crashes Car Attacks Patrons With Knife

PALMDALE, CA. (THECOUNT) — A Paiz Patrol security guard working in the area of a Palmdale, California McDonald’s, shot and wounded a man amid an alleged knife attack Sunday afternoon, witnesses said.

The violence took place at the fast food restaurant located at 2427 E. Avenue S, on Sunday.

Juan Paiz, who owns the involved security company, Paiz Patrol, said he was still gathering information, reports KTLA.

It initially appeared the attacker had crashed a car into a nearby Carl’s Jr. restaurant prior to heading to the McDonald’s, according to witnesses.

“(He) apparently started stabbing several patrons,” Paiz said. “At that point, security approached him. He tried to stab a security officer and the security officer defended himself by firing his service weapon.”

The wounded man was taken away in an ambulance. His condition was unclear. It was also not clear whether anyone suffered significant stab injuries during the chaos.

Video footage from the scene showed a car had struck a nearby Carl’s Jr. restaurant.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials provided no further information about the incident.


Geo quick facts: Palmdale is a city north of Los Angeles, in California. The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark features military planes used by the U.S. Air Force. Trails line Ritter Ranch Park, which sprawls over thousands of acres of rugged mountain and desert terrain. The Palmdale Amphitheater hosts big-name musical acts. North of the city, trails wind through the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, home to jackrabbits and rich birdlife – wikipedia.