WARREN, Mich. — Police and a city’s mayor say a man who pointed a gun at a woman, stopping her from stabbing another woman, should be commended for his heroic and likely life-saving actions. However, Didarul Sarder told FOX 2 in Detroit that he was initially escorted off of the General Motor Technical Center’s property, and for a moment lost his job as a valet.
Sarder said he was walking into work when he saw the stabbing outside of the main entrance to the building.
“The lady kept saying, ‘I’m dying, someone help.’ I only had like half a second to think and I unholstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife,” Sarder told FOX 2.
Sarder stayed until police arrived to arrest the suspect, and the victim was taken from the scene to a hospital in critical condition. Many say the woman likely would have died had he not intervened, which made it all the more surprising when a GM employee said he was fired and ordered him to be escorted.
“He said, ‘You shouldn’t have had a firearm here. He’s not welcome back here.’ I was really bummed out. I got a little emotional,” Sarder said.
Sarder has a concealed pistol license, and wasn’t informed of a no-gun policy on company grounds. He said he would do the same thing again, and had no regrets about what he did. He then learned that he got his job back after a meeting of GM officials.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts commended Sarder in a Facebook post: