Rene M. Jalbert saved four persons from homicidal attack, Quebec, Quebec, May 8, 1984. A man armed with two submachine guns and a pistol entered the building housing the main chamber of the Quebec National Assembly and fired, killing one person and wounding 12 others. He then went into the chamber and killed two more persons and wounded a third, permanently disabling him. Three others sought cover in the chamber. Jalbert, 63, the Assembly’s sergeant-at-arms, went to the chamber on learning of the situation. Unarmed, he entered the chamber and confronted the gunman, persuading him to permit the four survivors to leave. Jalbert then convinced the gunman to accompany him to his office, where, over the course of almost four hours, Jalbert convinced the gunman to surrender. The gunman was then taken into custody by police.
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