Skip to comments.Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store (Saves Lives)
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.
Really? The attacker couldn't have made his motive more clear.
And who's surprised that the authorities haven't released more details.
I wonder who “his people” are that he was revenging with random stabbings?
"So far, police have not released the names of the suspect, the victims or the man who pulled the gun."
Paging Eric Holder. Paging Eric Holder. Possible alert pending for one of your people.
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 persons 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.”
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?
Probably a VC infiltrator (Well we have the New Black Panthers, why not the New Viet Cong?;)
Eric Holder’s people. Peace be upon him!
“It’s a miracle more people weren’t shot!” — Boston Globe
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.
I will be waiting to hear all about the man with gun stopping a massacre on tonight’s CBS, NBC, ABC, & CNN news reports.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Considering the CO event, this should be put in breaking news immediately.
I hate it when that happens.
Updated: 4/27 12:26 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm
Reported by: Don Hudson
Well...yes...but that was quite a long time ago. Nothing personal I assure you Ang Ly.
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.