On Monday night, a concealed carry permit holder intervened to stop a knife attack then held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.
The reported knife attack occurred in Austin, Texas, and the alleged attacker and victim were brothers.
According to KATV, Lt. Brandon Teel saw the brothers fighting then drew his gun and intervened when he realized “the severity of the fight.”
The older brother — 47-year-old Darren Terry — had “three lacerations” and had to be transported to a hospital to receive treatment. The younger brother — 30-year-old Chris Terry — was the alleged attacker and was held at gunpoint until police arrived.
Chris was charged with “first-degree domestic battery… and is being held at the Lonoke County jail on a $10,000 bond.”
Lt. Teel is active-duty United States Air Force Reserves 189th Airlift Wing.
Austin Police Chief Bill Duerson praised Teel, saying, “[He] is a perfect example of a responsible concealed carry permit holder. He acted heroically in the face of extreme danger and avoided tragedy.”
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