A Somerville man was recognized by city officials and the police department for slowing down an armed bank robber.
Dave Powers got in the way of a Rhode Island man who robbed the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank in Davis Square on May 1, fired a shot into the ceiling then exchanged gunfire with officers while running away.
Security cameras caught Powers throwing his hip into Daniel Rosado, 32, from Providence, as the man tried to flee.
Rosado was arrested in Rhode Island on May 23.
Powers was awarded a city citation for his quick reaction. He caused Rosado to drop “crucial evidence” that eventually led to his arrrest.
Powers works as a web developer in Kendall Square, according to a story from the Boston Herald. His hip check knocked loose a bag that had some cash and a gun in it.
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