A Gun Carrying Citizen Foils A Knife Wielding Psycho
Another self defense story involving the use of a gun.
SALT LAKE CITY – A citizen with a firearm stopped a knife wielding man as he started stabbing shoppers in a Salt Lake City Smith’s supermarket.
The suspect purchased a knife from the store and proceeded to use it as a weapon. Smith’s employee Dorothy Espinoza said, “He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people.”
Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. “There is blood all over. One got stabbed in the stomach and got stabbed in the head and held his hands and got stabbed all over the arms.”
Then, just as the suspect was searching for another victim – a shopper with a gun stopped the attacks. “A guy pulled gun on him and told him to drop his weapon or he would shoot him. So, he dropped his weapon and the people from Smith’s grabbed him.”
When cops arrived, the suspect had already been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police praised the hero who pulled the gun. Lt. Brian Purvis said, “This was a volatile situation that could have gotten worse. We can only assume from what we saw it could have gotten worse. He was definitely in the right place at the right time.”
Police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun, and say they don’t know what caused the suspects to attack the victims.
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