Safety monitor credited with ending SPU shooting rampage testifies


    A man often called a hero for ending a shooting rampage at Seattle Pacific University in 2014 testified on Tuesday in the trial of 29-year-old Aaron Ybarra, the Mountlake Terrace man accused of the shooting, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Tuesday.

    For 38 minutes on Tuesday, Jon Meis — the former student safety monitor credited with ending the June 2014 shooting rampage — took the stand and detailed how he tackled Ybarra, doused him with pepper spray and disarmed him after Ybarra had shot three students, one fatally.

    “I saw the shooter open his shotgun and try to reload, so I got pepper spray from my backpack and sprayed him in the face twice,” Meis testified. “I got the shotgun away from him and put it in the little room.”

    It was the first time Meis had spoken publicly about his actions.

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