BALTIMORE — An employee of a bar in Baltimore shot an armed suspect who was robbing patrons at gunpoint.

Police say two men entered a bar on the 4800 block of Erdman Avenue just before 1 a.m. on Sunday and began robbing customers.

As an employee told one of the suspects he was calling the police, he saw the man reach into the pocket of his sweatshirt as if searching for a weapon. Police say the employee, who had a handgun, then fired, hitting the man in the abdomen.

Authorities say the suspect fled on foot, and went to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.

The suspect has not yet been charged.

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