Quick Thinking Missionares Save Stabbed Teen
CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA -- A pair of LDS missionaries were praised
Monday after they saved the life of a teen who had been stabbed. The
missionaries were shocked to witness the stabbing Sunday night, but
quickly helped the injured teen to safety.
A local news report identifies only one of the missionaries, Elder
Minson, who told a reporter about the incident. Elder Minson says he
and his companion witnessed a dispute between the victim and two
other teens, "We were just walking down the street and saw one guy
hit another one, and that guy hit the ground. We ran over and just
started talking to them, trying to get them to calm down."
But in spite of their efforts to calm the dispute, a fistfight
started, and one of the teens then stabbed the victim right before
the missionaries. He then threatened the Elders, "The one guy started
going after us, showing us his knife and saying it was our fault he
got sucker punched," Minson said. "I was scared we were going to get
stabbed." But the attacker then ran off.
Elder Minson says the teen was in bad shape, "He was bleeding from
his mouth. I told him to lift up his shirt so I could see how bad he
was hurt -- when he did, blood squirted everywhere," he said. "He was
in shock. He was just so out of it."
Now local police are thanking the missionaries for getting involved,
"They helped as best they could," said Det. Ralph Dunn. "They could
have walked away as most people do these days." Police are still
seeking both the attacker and the other teen present at the attack.
Cops laud Mormons' bravery
Calgary Alberta Canada Sun 18Dec01 N2
By Michelle Mark: Calgary Sun