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Bystanders help Los Angeles County deputy who was being attacked

Posted at 8:40 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 11:42:34-04

LA COUNTY, Calif. — Three good samaritans are being hailed heroes after rushing to help a deputy. The incident took place outside of a Circle K and in broad daylight as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was attacked. At one point in the video, the suspect went for the deputy's gun.

Three men nearby, including a worker, ran to help the deputy pinning the suspect's head and legs down while the deputy began to regain control.

Backup arrived within minutes and the man was taken into custody.

Brian Whitney was one of those brave men who says his instincts kicked in and he knew he needed to help.

"I didn't want nothing bad to happen to the officer or to the homeless guy even though he was already getting you know dirt on the floor," said Whitney.

According to officials, the deputy is only a rookie and they add this act by those three citizens is a proud moment.