Police don’t know what would have happened if a Good Samaritan didn’t run over to help.
Investigators said the man successfully knocked the knife out of the suspect’s hand, without any concern for himself.
The suspect continued to fight the officer and began grabbing items off the officer’s utility belt. With the citizen’s help, the officer was able to regain control and handcuff the suspect.
The Good Samaritan told the officer his name and went to catch the bus. However, the officer couldn’t remember the name. The Aberdeen Police Department wants to thank the citizen for helping the officer in the dangerous situation.
Police did not say what the warrant was for but did arrest the minor, who will be facing an additional charge for assault on a police officer.