Kenneth Stead attempted to rescue a woman from assault, Cold Lake, Alberta, June 13, 2018. A 35-year-old woman’s live-in partner assaulted her in their house, choking her and striking her head and body. Her teenaged son fled the home and informed a neighbor, Stead, 46, cable installer, that his mother’s partner was going to kill her. Stead guided the son into his own house, then ran to the scene and knocked on the front door until the assailant opened it, enabling him to see the woman, motionless, on the floor. Stead asked her if she was okay, and the woman replied that she was not. As Stead entered the house and advanced toward the woman, the assailant stepped in front of Stead and stabbed him in the abdomen with a butcher knife. The woman retreated to a bathroom and Stead exited at the front door. Police responded shortly and tended to the woman, who by then was outside. The woman was shortly transported to a hospital where she was treated. The assailant was arrested by police. Stead was hospitalized for six days and missed about two months of work; he recovered.
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