Grace Marilyn Nolan helped to rescue Dorothy M. Blackhall and rescued Irene J. Beaton from assault, Lindsay, Ontario, July 4, 1989. Mrs. Blackhall, 72, was in her cottage when a man armed with a knife broke in and began to stab her. Alerted to the break in, two neighbors, Mrs. Baaton, 67, and Mrs. Nolan, 49, real estate representative, went to the cottage, where they heard Mrs. Blackhall scream. While Mrs. Nolan went to call police, Mrs. Beaton ran to a window of the cottage and shouted inside for the assailant to stop the attack. The assailant immediately ran out of the cottage and began to attack Mrs. Beaton. Having called police, Mrs. Nolan returned and saw Mrs. Beaton struggling with the assailant. Mrs. Nolan picked up a lawn chair and approached the assailant, shouting at him to release Mrs. Beaton. The assailant released her, dropped the knife, and fled. Mrs. Blackwell and Mrs. Beaton both required hospital treatment for knife wounds.
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