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Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store (Saves Lives)
ABC4.com ^ | Don Hudson

Posted on 07/27/2012 9:21:10 AM PDT by broken_arrow1

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store.

Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "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, before the suspect could find another victim - a citizen with a gun stopped the madness. "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."

By the time officers arrived the suspect had been subdued by employees and shoppers. Police had high praise for gun carrying man who ended the hysteria. 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."

Dozens of other shoppers, who too could have become victims, are also thankful for the gun carrying man. And many, like Danylle Julian, are still in shock from the experience. "Scary actually. Really scary. Five minutes before I walk out to my car. It could have been me."

Police say right now they have no idea what caused the suspect to go on the dangerous rampage. (We will update as soon as we learn new information.)

So far, police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; communism; gungrabbers; knifefight; marxism; obama; selfdefense
12 people died from the Batman theater attack. A thousand times that number would die if the right to carry a firearm for self defense were taken away. Chicago has almost one murder per day in a city that has strict gun control. How many would die in right-to-carry cities if the Second Amendment was revoked by the commie gun-grabbing left?
1 posted on 07/27/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: broken_arrow1
Police say right now they have no idea what caused the suspect to go on the dangerous rampage.

Really? The attacker couldn't have made his motive more clear.

And who's surprised that the authorities haven't released more details.

2 posted on 07/27/2012 9:28:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: broken_arrow1

I wonder who “his people” are that he was revenging with random stabbings?


3 posted on 07/27/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: broken_arrow1
"...you killed my people. You killed my people."

"So far, police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun."

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Paging Eric Holder. Paging Eric Holder. Possible alert pending for one of your people.

4 posted on 07/27/2012 9:31:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: broken_arrow1

Stabbers name is Kiet Thany Ly.

“34-year-old Ly, who was born in Vietnam, had been released from jail earlier this week for charges of joyriding and possessing another person’s ID. He has an extensive criminal history, sexual battery and lewdness. He has also been convicted for attempted assault against a police officer, theft and drug possession.”


5 posted on 07/27/2012 9:31:55 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: broken_arrow1
"Police say right now they have no idea what caused the suspect to go on the dangerous rampage."

This the second time in as many months that a perp walked into a store, acquired a knife, and immediately used it, stabbing customers as he shouts "You killed my people!"
6 posted on 07/27/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: skeeter

I know, they mention what the guy was saying, but won’t reveal the nationality? This in an age where you can’t be a CEO anymore, unless you are white (or Asian, because they are culturally oriented toward achievement and toward being law abiding). Otherwise, you are the FEMALE CEO, or the GAY CEO, or the LATINO CEO, or the BLACK CEO.

Guy buys a knife, shouts, “You killed my people!”, knifes a dude in the face, and we don’t get word one on his complexion?

Why, again, are we not tuning into local broadcast news again?


7 posted on 07/27/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Probably a VC infiltrator (Well we have the New Black Panthers, why not the New Viet Cong?;)


8 posted on 07/27/2012 9:38:22 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: broken_arrow1

9 posted on 07/27/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Travis McGee

Eric Holder’s people. Peace be upon him!


10 posted on 07/27/2012 9:40:13 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Pspit...er...buh

Or somethin...


11 posted on 07/27/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: broken_arrow1

“It’s a miracle more people weren’t shot!” — Boston Globe


12 posted on 07/27/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: broken_arrow1
Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon

LMAO! Did he perform a voodoo ritual or something? No, I know! He did some alchemy right there in the store and just turned it into a weapon.

This author's a moron. A knife, just like a gun, is a tool. It can be used for good or for evil. Just because someone wielded it in a way that was harmful to others doesn't change its state of existence. It's still a knife.

13 posted on 07/27/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: broken_arrow1
This story is several weeks old.
I remember the "purchased a knife and turned it into a weapon" line.
14 posted on 07/27/2012 10:03:05 AM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: pabianice

I will be waiting to hear all about the man with gun stopping a massacre on tonight’s CBS, NBC, ABC, & CNN news reports.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: broken_arrow1
Mayor Bloomberg issues an order that ALL knives with a point and/or a sharp edge are now illegal in NYC. You can turn them in at any firehouse or police station. This includes private residences, restaurants, and stores. A plastic knife will be issued for each assault knife turned in. (Be sure to recycle your plastic knives).
16 posted on 07/27/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: rarestia
This author's a moron. A knife, just like a gun, is a tool. It can be used for good or for evil. Just because someone wielded it in a way that was harmful to others doesn't change its state of existence. It's still a knife

Great quote

17 posted on 07/27/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: justice14

Bookmark


18 posted on 07/27/2012 11:00:24 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: PowderMonkey
This the second time in as many months that a perp walked into a store, acquired a knife, and immediately used it, stabbing customers as he shouts "You killed my people!"

I thought I was having dé jà vu when I read this post, I checked the date to see if it was a repost. Do you recall where this other stabbing happened? This is getting weird!

Regards,
GtG

19 posted on 07/27/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: broken_arrow1

While your linked story was posted yesterday it is talking about an event that happened 4/26/2012 and updated 4/27/2012 of this year.

Still - it has not gotten much MSM play even in that length of time.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 12:55:35 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: rarestia
Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon

Hey, I like this thinking. Does this guy realize what he is saying? I can buy a gun and it's just a gun, not a weapon. It only becomes a weapon when I turn it into one! He's got it!

21 posted on 07/27/2012 3:47:21 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: PeteB570

Drudge had this story up this morning. I guess he took it down when he found it was a rerun.

Maybe some non-lib at the TV station thought it would be good to show that guns can be good and knives can be bad.

Good follow up on the Aurora shooting.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 3:50:52 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: broken_arrow1

Considering the CO event, this should be put in breaking news immediately.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PeteB570
While your linked story was posted yesterday it is talking about an event that happened 4/26/2012 and updated 4/27/2012 of this year.

I hate it when that happens.

24 posted on 07/27/2012 4:03:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Washi
yep,

Updated: 4/27 12:26 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm
Reported by: Don Hudson

25 posted on 07/27/2012 4:40:45 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Stabbers name is Kiet Thany Ly...34-year-old Ly, who was born in Vietnam. "You killed my people."

Well...yes...but that was quite a long time ago. Nothing personal I assure you Ang Ly.

26 posted on 07/27/2012 8:11:19 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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Another productive immigrant living the American Dream. How come he was not deported after his previous criminal acts? Even legal immigrants (Green Card holders) are subject to deportation for committing “crimes of moral turpitude.” Of course, if he has become a citizen, we are stuck with him.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 9:14:37 PM PDT by Godwin1
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