Nathan L. Moore rescued Joseph E. Parker from assault, Avondale Estates, Georgia, May 2, 1998. Parker, 44, was driving a city bus from a station when a male passenger armed with a concealed knife suddenly began to stab him. As other passengers left the vehicle, Moore, 36, carpenter, made his way to the front of the bus and intervened. At that, the assailant pushed Parker away and stabbed Moore in the shoulder, deeply. Parker having fled the bus, the assailant and Moore struggled for control of the knife. A police officer, armed with a gun, baton, and chemical spray, boarded the bus and attempted to subdue the assailant, enabling Moore to flee the bus with the knife, which he had secured. The assailant then left the bus but was immediately apprehended by police. Parker was hospitalized for treatment, including surgery, of six stab wounds. Moore was hospitalized overnight for treatment of his stab wound, which also required surgery, and a cut to his thumb.
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