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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