An armed man was taken into custody early Wednesday after he attempted to rob the Huddle House on Victory Drive, authorities said.
Anthony Brooks, who was identified as the 44-year-old gunman, faces one count each of aggravated assault, possession of firearms during a crime, attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and criminal trespassing. He was placed in the Muscogee County Jail.
Columbus police were called to the Huddle House at 1805 Victor Drive around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a possible armed robbery.
Further investigation indicated that Brooks tried to rob the business and aimed a shotgun at a man. Officials said he also shattered the man’s driver’s side window and damaged his front fender. The fender was left lying in front of the business.
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Brooks was taken into custody at 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of Victory Drive.
Further details about the incident have yet to be released.