Amadu Jalloh helped to save an indeterminate number of persons from assault, Alexandria, Virginia, January 9, 2005. Jalloh, 39, home health aide, was on private duty in a room on the nursing floor of a retirement home when screaming in the corridor alerted him to a disturbed man, armed with a knife, who had entered the floor. The man had just attacked four people with the knife in another wing on the floor. Recognizing the assailant, Jalloh walked toward him as the assailant entered a room at the end of the corridor and inflicted extensive knife wounds on an elderly patient. He shouted at the assailant to get him to stop, but the assailant entered an adjoining room and attacked another elderly patient. A woman who was visiting on the floor approached with a canister of pepper spray. Although the assailant threatened them, striking the woman and knocking her to the floor, Jalloh and the woman used the spray against the assailant, after which Jalloh took the knife from him. He helped to detain the assailant until a police officer arrived, then he again helped to subdue the assailant when he struck the officer. Other responding police secured the assailant and arrested him.
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