Alfredo Serrano helped to rescue Marjorie A. Meketa from assault, Bridgeport, Connecticut, December 22, 2011. At midday, Meketa, 77, was walking home from a grocery market when a large, deranged man ran at her from behind, tackled her to the pavement, and stabbed her repeatedly with a piece of glass. Nearby, Serrano, 45, maintenance worker, witnessed the attack. Yelling at the assailant, Serrano ran to him and struggled against him to separate him from Meketa. Serrano was cut in both hands in the attempt. Another man who witnessed the attack responded by then, and he joined Serrano in fighting the assailant, who outweighed each of the men, and together they kept him away from Meketa. Police arrived shortly and arrested the assailant. Meketa required hospitalization for extensive injuries, which rendered her disabled. Serrano recovered from his cuts.
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