Marines lauded as heroes for stopping knife-wielding suspect assaulting man

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Stafford County Sheriff’s Office

Marines lauded as heroes for stopping knife-wielding suspect assaulting man

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A group of Marines in Virginia is being lauded as heroes after they sprung into action Saturday to disarm a knife-wielding man inside a Chick-fil-A.

Authorities responded to the North Stafford restaurant around 1:41 p.m. after receiving a disturbance call, according to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

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When Deputy E.E. Donkor arrived on the scene, witnesses informed him that a man had been approached by at least two men, and a physical altercation ensued, authorities said.

“As the two males assaulted the victim, one of the two males pulled out a knife,” according to a release published by the sheriff’s office.

“Three nearby Marines quickly jumped into action and attempted to separate the parties. One of them broke the knife in half to prevent further harm, and the two suspects quickly fled. The victim informed deputies the two males stole his phone.”

No injuries were reported.

The suspects, identified as a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old, were later found and taken into custody.

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“The stolen phone was recovered on one of the suspects and returned to the victim. Criminal complaints were filed for assault and battery, robbery, as well as, attempted felony wounding on the 17-year-old,” the release read. “Criminal complaints were filed for assault and battery, as well as, robbery on the 14-year-old. Juvenile Intake agreed to detain both at the Juvenile Detention Center, and their court hearing before a judge was scheduled for today.”

“Thank you to the hero Marines who stepped up in order to protect the victim,” authorities added. “Without you, this altercation could have been a lot worse.”

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