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IL: Man armed with AR-15 stops attack by neighbor in Oswego

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:34 pm
by bblhd672
http://wgntv.com/2018/02/27/man-armed-w ... in-oswego/
OSWEGO, Ill. -- A man armed with an AR-15 rifle stopped an attack by one of his neighbors and held him until police arrived.

It happened Monday at an apartment building on Harbor Drive in Oswego Township.

Police say it all began when someone with a knife attacked another person during an argument.

Neighbor Dave Thomas, who witnessed the attack, went into his home, got his rifle and ordered the suspect to stop.
"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."

Re: IL: Man armed with AR-15 stops attack by neighbor in Oswego

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:43 pm
by DEB
That guy's AR-15 must be broken. It didn't just start shooting up the neighborhood after it was let out of its cage?

Re: IL: Man armed with AR-15 stops attack by neighbor in Oswego

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:46 pm
by SQLGeek
DEB wrote:That guy's AR-15 must be broken. It didn't just start shooting up the neighborhood after it was let out of its cage?
That shoulder thing hadn't gone up yet.