Suspect Who Tried to Attack Woman With a Knife is Stopped by Good Samaritan With a Gun

January 31 2013
by Dan Cannon
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired:
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Source: officer.com Archive: WebCite.org

A WA man tried to attack an unnamed female with a knife on Wednesday.

The woman ran from the suspect, but he chased her, still wielding the knife.

An armed bystander witnessed the incident and fearing for the female’s safety, he drew his gun and fired one shot in the air.

It is unclear if the bystander fired a shot in the air because he was afraid of possibly hitting the female or another reason.

The suspect stopped his pursuit of the female at that point.

Several other bystanders then help subdue the man until police arrived and arrested him.

It appears the suspect and victim knew each other and the incident may have been an incident of domestic violence.

The bystander who fired a shot was detained briefly by police and then released. No charges are expected against him.

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