A citizen carrying a firearm thwarted an attempted kidnapping, according to police.
“According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix police, the suspect approached the girl from behind, grabbed her arm and pulled it behind her back and put his arm over her face while she was walking to school near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on April 3,” said a FOX10 report.
That’s when the good samaritan intervened.
“When the suspect started talking to the girl, a witness knocked him down and told him to leave the girl alone,” the report said. “The witness then pointed a handgun at the suspect and told him to leave.”
The police are still searching for the suspect, who ran away when the witness pulled the firearm.