Rosemary Russell helped to rescue Shirley L. Littlejohn from assault, Sutton, Ontario, April 19, 1999. Ms. Littlejohn, 50, lay in the street as she struggled against a man, who, armed with a knife, stabbed her in the leg. Ms. Russell, 42, cook, was leaving a store nearby along the street when she saw the assault, the assailant atop Ms. Littlejohn. Ms. Russell shouted at the assailant, then ran to him, grasped him by the collar, and pulled him off Ms. Littlejohn. Losing the knife, the assailant fell to the street. A man who also had witnessed the assault from nearby responded and held the assailant down until police arrived several minutes later and arrested him. Ms. Littlejohn required hospital treatment for her knife wound.
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