When a fellow student was being stabbed on the campus of Husson University,
five women intervened, saving the student from her attacker, Horst Wolk, 45, and restraining him until the police could arrive. One student, Jesse Hladik, had recently taken a self-defense course and knew the appropriate pressure points to force Wolk to drop the knife. Meanwhile more women held him down, while others stood on the ready in case more help was needed. The victim, Wolk’s wife, was treated and released, while he was charged with attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault, and violating a protection order. He has pleaded not guilty.
Horst Wolk (inset) and Jesse Hladik (right)