Skip to comments.Man uses concealed weapon to stop stabbing spree, police say he likely saved lives(UT)
Posted on 04/28/2012 12:46:22 PM PDT by marktwain
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Kiet Thanh Ly is accused of a stabbing spree at a downtown Salt Lake City supermarket.
The stabbing happened at the 400 South 600 East Smith's location April 26 at about 5:30 p.m. where the stabbings sent customers running for safety.
Police say Ly, who is 33-years-old, bought the knife at the store then stabbed two men in the parking lot and tried to stab others. Police say Ly did not know his victims.
The hero of the hour is a man with a concealed weapons permit. He held Ly at gunpoint until police arrived.
ABC 4 wants to know who he is so we went looking for answers and what we uncovered was a lengthy criminal record spanning 12 years.
His crimes began simple, but slowly escalated to dangerous levels.
His crimes include: Theft, January 2012 Sexual Battery and Lewdness, October 2011 Attempted Assault against Police Officer, September 2011 Attempted Aggravated Assault, March 2011 Poss of Drug Paraphernalia & Attempted Poss or use of controlled substance, April 2009 False info to Police Officer, Drive on Suspended License, July 2004 Criminal Trespass, August 2000.
Kiet Thanh Ly alleged bought a knife in the Smith's store and used it to stab two men in the parking lot. Both men remain in critical condition one day after the stabbings.
We dug a little deeper uncovering Ly's home address in court records. It led us to the a homeless shelter at 215 South Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City. No one in the area seemed to know Ly.
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.
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I doubt the media will get around to why the stabber was shouting “they killed my people” though...
Kiet Thanh Ly is a little young to remember Vietnam himself.
Understandable if he risked going to jail by those who infringe on our 2nd Amendment constitutional right, but that seems not to be the case here. So why not seek attention? My God, I would be calling press conferences every 5 seconds, sticking it right up the asses of anti-constitutionalists like Despot Mike Bloomberg of New York city, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary, and most of all Carolyn McCarthy again of New York whos husband and son were unlucky enough to be on a train where nobody was armed thanks to the illogical liberal ideology that she so hurriedly embraced afterwards.
Remember people: Gun control doesn't save lives....It gets people KILLED! How many more examples do we need? 1000? 10,000? a million? Just think: Only one armed person on those 911 planes could have saved the lives of 1000s.
ABC 4 wants to know who he is so we went looking for answers and what we uncovered was a lengthy criminal record spanning 12 years
Poor (and certainly "unintended") writing makes it sound like the hero was a long-time felon.
“Poor (and certainly “unintended”) writing makes it sound like the hero was a long-time felon.”
I wouldn’t count on it being “unintended”. Far left MSM does not like citizens with guns.
My thoughts exactly....
(Unfortunately, I haven’t found a “dripping” font to adequately convey sarcasm ;-)