An Australian bouncer knocks a US Marine unconscious in Darwin

Confronting moment an Australian bouncer punches an American marine who allegedly said “I could kill you, I’m a trained killer.”

  • Bouncer Hayden Summers filmed on CCTV attacking US Marine Glen Thomason
  • Mr Summers is accused of harming Mr Thomason by knocking him unconscious
  • He says he acted in self-defense after the Navy said he was a “trained killer”.

A US Marine was beaten unconscious by an Australian bouncer after the American allegedly claimed “I could kill you, I’m a trained killer,” a court has heard.

Dramatic CCTV footage of the confrontation was played to the Darwin Supreme Court and showed Guard Hayden Robert Bruce Summers and Marine Glen Thomason outside Monsoons nightclub in Darwin in the early hours of April 11, 2021.

Footage shows Mr Thomason appearing to yell at the security guard.

He then moves his arms across the bouncer’s face and two seconds later, Mr Summers punches Mr Thomason in the face, causing him to fall back and hit his head on the floor.

While unconscious, the bouncer rolled the Marine onto his side and into first-aid recovery position.

Mr. Summers has pleaded not guilty in self-defense to unlawfully causing serious harm to Mr. Thomason.

In his closing statement, Crown prosecutor Ian Rowbottom called the bouncer’s actions unjust.

“The blow that struck Mr Thomason was unlawful as it was unauthorized and unjustified,” Mr Rowbottom said, according to NT News.

“One hit can kill. It was a risk, and this man was willing to take that risk.

“It could have killed Thomason but luckily it didn’t happen due to medical intervention.

“He didn’t deserve this to happen to him, he didn’t deserve violence, he might have deserved a shove, but he didn’t deserve a punch like the one that knocked him out.”

Called defense attorney Peter Maley insisted Mr Summers acted in self-defense.

“All of the witnesses provided undisputed evidence that the US Navy was aggressive and engaged in confrontational behavior,” Mr Maley told the court.

Guard Hayden Robert Bruce Summers has pleaded not guilty in self-defense to seriously injuring Marine Glen Thomason

Guard Hayden Robert Bruce Summers has pleaded not guilty in self-defense to seriously injuring Marine Glen Thomason

While unconscious, the bouncer rolled the Marine onto his side and into first-aid recovery position

While unconscious, the bouncer rolled the Marine onto his side and into first-aid recovery position

“They all say that the Marine would not leave or calm down and that he was screaming and screaming.

“They all remembered him saying words like, ‘I could kill you, I’m a trained hitman, I’m a US Marine. The Crown did not imply that this was fabricated or contrived.

“Every witness without exception says Hayden was calm and trying to defuse the situation and he didn’t lose his temper.

“It was clearly a powerful blow, but the Marine was not punched or kicked with a clenched fist or a large hay chopper, and no weapon was used.

“It was unplanned and spontaneous. Remember that a pre-emptive strike is still self-defense, you don’t have to wait until you’re hit on the head before you can react.

The jury will resume its deliberations on Friday.

Approximately 2,000 US Marines are based at Marine Rotational Force Darwin Base at Robertson Barracks and the RAAF Base Darwin.

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Bradford Betz

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