Gym-goers at a Planet Fitness in California got more of a workout than they bargained for after they sprang into action to pin down a hatchet-wielding attacker that held a victim at knife-point.
One of the heroes joined “Fox & Friends” Friday to discuss the incident and why he decided to jump in and help before police arrived at the scene.
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“I kind of didn’t really hesitate,” Good Samaritan John Keene said. “I didn’t have a game plan. The four of us, none of us even talked as we walked over there. We all did the exact same thing. And I felt that Steve, the guy with the hat, was going to go in and do something. So I thought, if he goes, I’m going to go because I didn’t want him to get hurt, too.”
“So we didn’t really decide to do anything. We just did.”
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Keene was working out on a stair machine at the Corona gym, Tuesday, when he heard screaming and shouting coming from another area in the gym. When he turned around, he noticed a man holding a victim at knife-point.
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Upon seeing the scene, he turned off the machine and started walking over to try and help.
“As I was approaching and three other guys approached at the same time, and we didn’t really have a game plan at all. We just were going to try to help, if we could,” Keene said.
The four men were able to neutralize the suspect wielding both a knife and hatchet until police arrived on the scene. After police arrived, the victim was transported to the hospital.
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Despite multiple stab wounds, the victim has been released and is expected to fully recover.
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Keene shared that the suspect was heard screaming after entering the gym before attacking the victim.
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“He yelled, ‘Respect us,’ and then mostly ‘give me water.’ The guy in the picture there was a nurse. And he said that he smelled methamphetamine on him. So I think maybe the water had something to do with that. I’m not really sure.”
It is still unclear what will happen to the suspect.
H/T Fox News (read more at FoxNews.com)
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