Police: Hotel employees fight back against armed robbery suspect in Wantagh

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Police say a man is accused of robbing a Wantagh hotel at gunpoint, but the employees fought back and stopped him Thursday.

They say Justin Gagnon threatened workers at the Jones Beach Hotel at gunpoint and took cash from the register before struggling with the hotel manager.

Police say a 23-year-old front desk clerk was able to grab the suspect's gun, then work with another man to hold him until police arrived.

The hotel employees were treated for minor injuries.

Gagnon is facing numerous charges including robbery.

 

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