Two minute response to alarm ends violent attack

Bricia Mejia

Immediate response by a Sonitrol Pacific operator to an “emergency/hold up” signal triggered at a Federal Way restaurant got police on the scene of a violent attack within two minutes February 26.

Around 3 p.m., a fight broke out and three people with knives attacked a man eating with a large family group at Old Country Buffet.  A restaurant  employee activated the Sonitrol Pacific “hold up” button at the cash register and Operator Bricia Mejia received the alert.  She immediately called Federal Way Police who were on scene within two minutes of Mejia’s call.

The fight left two victims in the hospital in critical condition and the three suspected attackers in police custody.