5 Female Students Take Down Slasher

Nursing student save by gutsy girls
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 6, 2010 6:30 AM CDT
A battered Horst Wolk is shown in his mug shot.   (Maine Police Dept.)

(Newser) – Five female students at a Maine university pounced on a slasher who stabbed a woman and held him for police. Howard Wolk, 45, has been charged with attempted murder after police said he stabbed a nursing student who had an order of protection against him. Nearby Husson University students rushed to the woman's aid in time to save her life. "It was really scary, but I'm glad we got involved," student Heather Mann, 18, told the Bangor Daily News. "I think he would have killed her."

One of the 5 had just completed a self-defense class. A local cop said police would "never recommend getting involved" to that extent. "But am I proud of what they did? Of course I am," said the Bangor sergeant.

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