Mustafa A. Said helped to rescue Nicole Bean from assault, Henrietta, New York, January 25, 2011. Nicole, 17, was walking through a grocery store when the man with her produced a kitchen knife and without provocation stabbed her repeatedly. She screamed for help. Customers, including Said, 19, high school student, and a friend approached the corner of the store where the assault was taking place. Coming into view of the scene, they saw the knife and that Nicole was bloodied. They immediately rushed the assailant, with Said’s friend shoving him off Nicole and struggling against him. Said joined in the struggle and removed the knife from the assailant, sustaining a severe laceration to his right hand while doing so. Said then took Nicole from the immediate scene as his friend, joined by another man, took the assailant to the floor and secured him. Police arrived shortly and arrested the assailant. Nicole was hospitalized for treatment of numerous stab wounds and lacerations. Said required overnight hospitalization for treatment, including suturing, of his wound.
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