Jonathan H. Bolender rescued Anthony P. Jensen from assault, Vancouver, Washington, March 11, 2002. Late at night, Jensen, 23, was inside the restaurant he was managing when a man armed with a knife entered, grasped him by the neck, and threatened to kill him. Bolender, 50, truck driver, was one of two customers in the restaurant and witnessed the assault. He ran to the assailant, grasped him, and took him to the floor. Freed, Jensen ran to call for help. As Bolender knelt on the assailant to restrain him, the assailant stabbed Bolender repeatedly about the lower back and a thigh and forearm. Bolender disarmed the assailant, then, weakening, held him until police arrived shortly and arrested him. Jensen sustained minor injury, from which he recovered, and Bolender required hospital treatment for 10 stab wounds.
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