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Police Sergeant Stabbed 3 Times in the Head, 4 Military Servicemen Subdue Suspect

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Four servicemen happened to be in the right place at the right time when a man attacked Long Beach police sergeant, putting him in the hospital.

Long Beach Police Wednesday evening were searching for a suspect who had threatened people with a butter knife at a laundromat. After an unsuccessful search, officers were preparing to leave when the suspect, 19-year-old Junior Antonio Fonseca apparently ran out from between homes and began stabbing the sergeant in the head, causing blood to squirt out, according to the Long Beach Post. The servicemen, three of whom are Afghanistan-bound this weekend, happened to see it happen and subdued Fonesca until officers arrived.

"I don't feel it's something that's courageous or whatnot, it's something that we were trained to do, something that they tell us we should do, and something that we were more than willing to do," said Long Beach resident Abner Marquez, a 20-year-old Private First Class in the U.S. Army Reserve.

The city quickly honored the men this afternoon, which the Post caught on video.