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An altercation last month at a Dearborn bar might have ended tragically if not for a tip  from a citizen, said Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad.

 On Oct. 27, four suspects had just been involved in a bar fight, went home and may have planned to return, guns in hand, when they were pulled over by police at Jerome and Walwit streets, Haddad said.

“What’s really troubling about this is that when these four people were arrested, they were in two cars and had a young infant in the back seat,” Haddad said during a Monday press conference. “Next to the young infant was a guy with an AK-15.”

But “some real observant citizens found them on the street and could tell they were up to no good,” Haddad said. 

Haddad did not name the bar. 

Brian Williams, 28, Vontez McGee, 28, Tamara Hardin, 29, and Ernest Young, 32, all from Detroit, face multiple firearms-related charges in the case.

“I’m very confident a more serious crime was averted,” Haddad said.

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