Knife-Wielding Man Bursts Into Library To Kill Kids… A 75-Year-Old Army Vet Had Different Plans
James Vernon, a 75-year-old veteran, took matters into his own hands when he found himself face-to-face with a man who was determined to shed some blood.
Vernon and 16 parents and children were in a conference room at the Morton Public Library Tuesday when Dustin Brown, 19, entered and declared he was going to kill some people, according to the Pekin (Illinois) Daily Times.
Brown had more than one knife and Vernon knew he had to do something fast to prevent a tragedy from happening.
The elderly vet stepped in between Brown and the others, giving them a cue to leave the room.
Vernon then relied on his knife training from 50 years ago to help him handle Brown.