Man With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Attacker
By Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) on Apr 27, 2012 in Featured Posts, Gun Rights, In The News
Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens can be used to save lives. On Thursday, April 26, 2012, we got more proof.
An attacker bought the knife inside a local market in Salt Lake City, UT, then stabbed one man in the side of the head and another person in the stomach. The attack took place in the market parking lot. A bystander with a concealed carry permit witnessed the attack and stepped in to keep it from escalating. The bystander was suspicious of what might be going on, and when he saw the stabbing, he just drew his pistol and challenged the individual, which caused the attacker to lie down on the ground. By the time police officers arrived on the scene, the attacker was subdued and is now in custody.
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Update with much better information about this incident (to include the criminal history of the attacker):
MAN WITH CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT:
Salt Lake City police say the man who stopped the stabbings at Smith's is from rural Idaho and he doesn't want attention. (Why carry across state lines works)
Police say he was in the right place at the right time and his quick action likely saved lives.
Ly dropped the knife in his hand when he saw a loaded handgun pointed at his body. Moments later a Smith's employee held Ly along with several others until police could arrest him.
ABC 4 talked with concealed weapons permit holders at a store called Bullet Shoot and Sports.
They say people with concealed weapons permits are trained to work with police.
Police say the man from Idaho perfectly followed all the training. He dropped his weapon with police arrived and complied with the investigation.