Patrick Ramnauth rescued Dawn M. Malcolm from assault, Brooklyn, New York, July 14, 1999. Ms. Malcolm, 30, was sitting in a subway car when a man approached her and, without provocation, produced a knife and slashed her on one of her hands. A passenger sitting near her, Ramnauth, 50, maintenance supervisor, witnessed the attack and immediately positioned his hard hat between the assailant and Ms. Malcolm as the assailant prepared to strike again. The assailant thrust the knife toward Ms. Malcolm but instead struck the hard hat. The assailant then turned on Ramnauth, and the two men fought, the assailant stabbing Ramnauth repeatedly. Ms. Malcolm fled to the next car, where she alerted Ramnauth’s coworkers. Those men responded to the scene, where they restrained the assailant and tended to Ramnauth. Ms. Malcolm required hospital treatment for her cuts, and she recovered. Ramnauth too was taken to the hospital, where he was detained for 19 days for treatment, including surgery, of multiple stab wounds.
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