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A veteran in Richland County, South Carolina successfully subdued an attacker that was threatening to stab employees and customers in a local Walmart.

Veteran Demario Davis stopped the knife-wielding assailant by knocking the man over his head with a post. Davis and other bystanders then subdued the attacker until deputies from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department arrived.

“I was at the checkout when my son noticed the guy walk in with the knife open. He then proceeded to the service desk waving the knife at a few female employees. They took off running from the guy,” Davis told Fox News Digital. “I then asked a female employee where is security and she stated she was security. As I’m walking towards the area where the gentleman waving the knife is terrorizing other customers and employees, he yelled out when the cops get here I’m going to start cutting you all up.”

“Another customer tried to subdue the gentleman waving the knife, but the guy tried to cut him in the face,” the veteran continued. “That’s when my military training kicked in and I casually walked over to the object not only to take him down but also protect myself in case I failed, but with my great military training I was able to neutralize the threat until law enforcement arrived.”


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“My first instinct was to neutralize the situation so I just casually walked over and waited until I had an opportunity to get him and I got ’em I guess,” the man explained. “I’m a community person, so if I see something in the community that’s not right, with all the violence and things and attacks going on, gun violence you know, you want your people in the community to step up as well. The cops can’t do it all by themselves.”

“I have received so many heartfelt comments and compliments from civilians and veterans all over for my brave act and quick response,” the hero told Fox News.

As the DC Enquirer has previously reported, members of the military have taken courageous action to defend their fellow citizens from potential attackers or thieves.

Last month, a group of Marine recruiters took down two thieves attempting to flee from a Los Angeles mall after robbing a jewelry store.

The Marines were able to hold the two suspects until the police arrived, but thanks to their quick thinking, much like Mr. Davis, the shoppers were safe.

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