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'His military training kicked in': Veteran blasts man threatening paramedics with knives

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At 7:30 a.m. on October 17, in Gainesville, Georgia, two female medics were trying to help a patient into an ambulance when they were confronted by a man brandishing knives. Although police had been tipped off to the threat and were told the individual had been talking about killing people, they had yet to arrive. To ensure the women wouldn't fall under the knife in an amateur sidewalk surgery, an armed military veteran nearby took quick and decisive action.

The Gainesville Police Department received an abnormal behavior call on Monday morning, alerting them to a man in the Shades Valley Lane and Valley View Court area, "possibly in a mental health crisis armed with knives ... running in the area, causing damage and threatening people."

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