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Ex-Marine fends off robbers, kills 1
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- A former Marine cook used a pocketknife to fend off a group of would-be robbers, killing one and wounding another, police said.
Thomas Autry, who authorities said will not be charged, was walking home from his job waiting tables Monday night when four people got out of a car and chased him, Atlanta police detective Danny Stephens said. One attacker had a shotgun, and another had a pistol.
"My first instinct was to run, but they cornered me, so I had no other choice than to defend myself," Autry said.
The suspects caught up with Autry, who yelled for help and pulled a knife out of his backpack. He kicked the shotgun out of one of the attacker's hands and stabbed both a 17-year-old girl who jumped on him and a man who also attacked him.
The suspects fled in their car, but police found them later at a hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead. The stabbed man was in critical condition, Stephens said.
Autry's attackers will face robbery and assault charges and are suspected in other recent robberies, Stephens said.
Autry, 36, suffered a cut to his hand and a bruise on his chest, Stephens said.
Autry said he was honorably discharged in 1992 after serving for four years. The Department of Defense confirmed his service.
Originally posted by thedman
reply to post by ExPostFacto
For one the term "boxcutter" was used by the media
Several 9/11 hijackers purchase multi-use tools and small knives [color=gold]that “may actually have been used in the attacks.” according to the 9/11 Commission. [9/11
On July 8, Flight 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta buys two Victorinox Swiss Army knives at Zurich Airport, Switzerland, while on his way to Spain (see July 8-19, 2001). He [color=gold]possibly attempts to buy box cutters in Florida on August 27. On August 30, he buys a Leatherman multi-tool in Boynton Beach, Florida. [9/11 COMMISSION, 7/24/2004, PP. 530; 9/11 COMMISSION, 8/26/2004, PP.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by jam321
I would imagine every pilot jumping up at the site of someone entering the cockpit, and even if one attacker was present that grabbing an arm would have overcome him.
I just question why a single person didn't jump up to help, or why a passenger seeing something like this go down didn't raise up and restrain the arm of the attacker. Fight or flight responses should have made this situation more of a struggle than seconds to overcome a cockpit
Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
So the never ending horse manure of an official story now goes from box cutters to Swiss Army knives? Yeah sure! Nineteen Arab looking guys carrying Swiss Army knives manage to make it by airport security check without raising any red flags.