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Concealed carrier saves police officer from mob

Cop Saved From Attack By Armed Citizen, Sending 40 Attackers Running

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By Michael Jenkins via USA Carry

When a police officer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania came under attack by a group of young people, the intervention of a citizen armed with a handgun prevented further tragedy.

The incident took place on Friday, February 5th. A police officer on routine patrol near Upper Darby High School broke up a fight between several students. In response, a group of nearly 40 young people began to harass and threaten him. Two young men stepped forward and began to physically assault the uniformed officer.

A neighbor in a nearby home took action. Armed with a handgun, he left his house and instructed the teenagers to cease and desist.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood praised the armed man’s actions:

“There were 40 kids. If it wasn’t for the Good Samaritan stepping forward, he’d have been dead meat.”

Chitwood went on to note that the armed man avoided directly threatening anyone:

“”He had the gun in his hand, but he didn’t point it at the kids, he just told them to back off. If this guy didn’t come out and come to the aid of the officer, this officer would have had significant problems.”

The “Good Samaritan” remains unidentified at the time of this writing. Police reports describe him as a 35 year old man in possession of a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit.

The assault on the officer was part of a string of violent incidents near the high school that afternoon, according to local media reports.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Smith

    Rooster — you think one on forty is a dog fall?

  • Kevin Kilkenny

    Why wasn’t he charged with carrying a fire arm on school property?

    • Chris

      It said near the school, not at the school.

    • Go Faster

      ^^^^^ gun grabber? what if it was your kid? would you have gave a damn about the law then?

      • bama

        learn 2 sarcasm

        • Go Faster

          Learn stupid question.

  • Sufferfortribe

    Uh, doesn’t the cop have a gun?

    • Chris

      If he just broke up the fight and is in close proximity to the students that then began assaulting him, it’s quite possible that he didn’t have the time to pull his gun before the assault started and wasn’t able to afterwards either.

  • Mike Vee

    If it’s 40 punk-ass bitches against one man, the man always wins.

  • kratos13

    3 fights in 3 locations resulting in “two officers injured so severely that it’s unclear when they’ll be able to return to work”– involving 40+ school aged individuals innocuously described as “students”, “young people”, “kids”, “teens” and “youths”– 8 of them aged 13-17 that were actually arrested and theres NO CELL PHONE VIDEO or SOCIAL MEDIA PICS of any of this?!? hmmmm…..