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Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA

Wednesday, November 1, 1967

Charles Bradbury, of Miami, Fla., visiting in New Orleans, was thrown to the sidewalk by a man who leaped on him from behind a parked car and placed a knife at his throat. Taxicab driver Joseph Hirstius, passing just then, stopped his cab and with his personal pistol held the attacker until police arrived.

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