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St. Louis-Area College Student Thwarts Ax Attack

"She was trying to crawl up our front porch as he was attacking her, so there was blood all across our front porch."

July 02, 2018 - 4:52 pm
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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) - A Truman State University student from Lemay in St. Louis County stopped an ax attack in Kirksville.
 
"She was trying to crawl up our front porch as he was attacking her," says Jordan Lambay, "so there was blood all across our front porch."


 
Lambay lives next door with his roommate, Gabriel, to where a woman was being attacked by her husband, according to police.  

TV station KTVO spoke to him:
 
"I saw she had a hand on the ax at the moment, and so I rushed him, grabbing the ax, and then we did tug-of-war for a little bit, and I put my leg between his and turned so he fell to the ground, and I pinned him so that Gabriel could come and grab the ax, and then I held him there until the police got there," Lambay says.
 
The woman was flown to a Columbia hospital.

The man was taken into custody. He has been identified as Alidor Masingo, 35, of Kirksville, and was charged Saturday with first-degree domestic assault.