GM Worker Fired For Pulling His Gun To Stop A Stabbing Attack
[UPDATE] – Due to nationwide pressure, GM has now re-instated Sarder to his job. He will also be honored by the city with a Mayoral proclamation.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said in a statement Wednesday: “This is a clear act of heroism by Sarder, probably saving a life. He deserves special recognition for his quick action.”
Didarul Sarder, an employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan said he was fired after he pulled his legal concealed carry gun on a woman who was repeatedly stabbing one of his co-workers.
According to police, a 32 year old woman came into the main lobby of the office looking for 52 year old Stephanie Kerr. They began arguing in the lobby when the woman began stabbing Kerr in the neck repeatedly.
Thats when Sader sprung into action. He told Fox 2 news:
“The lady kept saying ‘I’m dying, someone help’ and it was just natural reaction. I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I un-holstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife.”
He then told her to freeze until police arrived. When they did, the attacker was arrested and Kerr’s wounds were attended to.
What’s concerning however is that Sader was then fired on the spot by another employee. Sader told Fox 2:
“He said, ‘You shouldn’t have had a firearm here. ‘After this is done he needs to be escorted off the property. He’s not welcome back here.’ I was really bummed out. I got a little emotional.”
GM denies the firing saying the matter is still under investigation and they have not been notified of the firing.
Still this isn’t sitting well with many people, including Warren’s Mayor Jim Fouts who said: “Had it not been for his quick action and quick thinking, pulling out his concealed weapon, she might have been murdered on site”
Check out Fox 2’s report below (may not work on all devices):