A contract worker named Byron Price opened the door to step into a University of California-Merced classroom yesterday after hearing a commotion, thinking that he was stepping in to help stop a fist-fight.
Instead, he ran into UC Merced student 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, a Muslim student in a black hoodie armed with a hunting knife, apparently intent on carrying out an attack on students similar to the kind we’ve seen conducted in Israel by Palestinian terrorists in recent weeks.
Out of no where, the suspect wearing a black hooded-sweatshirt comes charging at him with a butcher knife.
“I just kind of kicked at him,” said Price, keeping the attacker from compromising his organs.
…After that horrifying experience of being stabbed, Price was able to drive himself a couple of miles from the university, to Mercy Medical Center, to be treated.
Amazingly, within a couple of hours, he was able to drive himself home.
“I’m not going to get upset over one loose cannon,” said Price.
Infact, he plans to head back to the university, to get back to work.
The contractor is just thankful, he’s able to go home to his family, still puzzled over why.
“To become a university student and throw it all away like that, I don’t know why he’d want to do that,” said Price.
Nine staples in his side and he’s back behind the wheel, driving himself home from the hospital.
Price says he now thinks differently about having a concealed weapon.
He wishes he had one when this all unfolded.
No kidding. It took authorities 20 minutes to respond to the scene.
Mohammad charged at police with his hunting knife when they finally arrived on scene, and was then finally dispatched by a “good guy with a gun.”