The Armed Citizen® Oct. 9, 2015

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posted on October 9, 2015
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When a trained soldier heard someone yell, “He’s got a knife!” he knew how to respond. The Army National Guardsman returned to his Odessa business after lunch one day and witnessed an altercation in the street. After he parked, he heard someone shout about the knife. The soldier went inside his store and grabbed a handgun before heading to the scene to help. Upon arriving, he found that the 18-year-old attacker had been disarmed after stabbing a 38-year-old man in the stomach, chest, face, head and neck a total of nine times. The armed citizen held the suspect at gunpoint until Nebraska State Patrol arrived. Bystanders treated the victim before paramedics arrived, and he was taken to the hospital, where he was initially listed in serious condition. The suspect, from Ohio, was later charged with felony first-degree assault, using a weapon to commit a felony and making a terroristic threat. (Kearney Hub, Kearney, NE, 4/4/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Three criminals’ plans to rob a house in northern Tulsa, Okla., Monday morning were ruined by the intervention of the armed resident. Hearing the men prying open her front door, the female resident of the home armed herself with her 9 mm Luger-chambered handgun. Upon encountering the thieves, she yelled at the intruders to leave and then fired three shots in their direction. The three suspects then fled the scene on foot, and are still being sought by local law enforcement. No injuries were reported in the incident. (Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK, 9/1/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1959

A young thug who tried to rob the Grand Rapids, Mich., grocery store of Albin Kuligowski fled when the proprietor pulled a .38 Spl. revolver from his pocket and fired. Police took the bandit into custody at his home when he called them, confessed the crime and pleaded for medical treatment of a gunshot wound. (The Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI)

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