Man Armed With AR-15 Stops Knife Attack By Neighbor

There really are “good guys with a gun.” This story is proof. An Oswego, Illinois man armed with an AR-15 stopped a knife attack by one of his neighbors and controlled him until police arrived.

This went down Monday night at an apartment building in Oswego Township on Harbor Drive.

According to police it happened during an argument when someone attacked another person with a knife.

take our poll - story continues below

Which Democrat Presidential Hopeful Has The Wildest Campaign Promise So Far?

  • Which Democrat Presidential Hopeful Has The Wildest Campaign Promise So Far?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Think Americana updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

When the attack happened, Dave Thomas took action. He ran home and got his rifle, then commanded the suspect to stop.

Per WGN9:

“I poked my head out the door. There was a pool of blood, blood was everywhere in the hall. There was still a confrontation going on, there were about three or four people involved at this point,” Thomas said. “So I ran back into my house and grabbed my AR-15. I grabbed the AR-15 over my handgun — bigger gun, I think a little more of an intimidation factor. Definitely played a part in him actually stopping.”

The suspect was able to get away briefly, before he was captured by police.

The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital. No word yet on that person’s condition.

Police say Thomas has a valid firearm owner’s identification card and a concealed carry permit.

“The AR-15 is my weapon of choice for home protection,” Thomas said. “It’s light, it’s maneuverable. If you train and know how to use it properly, it’s not dangerous. And this is just a perfect example of good guy with an AR-15 stopped a bad guy with a knife. And there were no lives taken, so all in all it was a good day.”

Dave Thomas Stopped a Knife Attack With An AR-15

Dave makes a good point. Isn’t it pretty obvious that him going and get his gun did a great job of diffusing the situation? He knows how to handle his weapon and was able to use it as a great tool to keep everyone safe.

Previous President Trump On Florida Shooting: 'I really believe I'd run in there, even if I didn't have a weapon'
Next Paul Ryan: ‘We Shouldn’t Be Banning Guns For Law-Abiding Citizens’

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.