A stop at the Quik Stop Convenience Store was anything but convenient for a Grass Valley couple on Thursday morning. Sgt Steve Johnson says that Grass valley Police officers were dispatched to the store on Hughes Road around 11:00 AM. A caller reported a man with a knife threatening her husband that had gone into the store and was returning to the car when he was approached by the suspect, Gabriel McGill.
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The man’s wife called police from the car. Officers arrived quickly and were able to detain McGill and eventually locate an 11 inch fix-blade knife that was hidden near a propane tank locker.
Video surveillance confirmed the victim’s story and a physical search of McGill also turned up a syringe. McGill was taken into custody and booked for allegedly brandishing a weapon, making terrorists threats, and possession of paraphernalia.