Michael Blake rescued a man from assault, Sterling, Virginia, October 6, 2011. In a domestic dispute, a 35-year-old man was being stabbed in the front yard of a house in a suburban neighborhood by a man armed with a butcher knife. Blake, 48, technology advisor, was at his home nearby and heard the men shouting. He ran to scene and found that the victim’s lower body was covered with blood. Blake grasped the assailant from behind and forced him to the ground despite the assailant’s struggling against him in attempts to stab him. Blake disarmed the assailant of his knife and threw it aside and then held the assailant to the ground until police arrived shortly and apprehended him. The victim required hospitalization for treatment of significant stab wounds.
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