A quick thinking concealed carrier drew his handgun and saved a woman’s life at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Now the company has new plans for him.
The stabbing occurred when an employee went outside to talk to the suspect. The two women argued and the suspect pulled a knife, stabbing the employee multiple times in the neck, back and abdomen.
“The lady kept saying ‘I’m dying, someone help’ and it was just natural reaction,” says Didarul Sarder. “I just see this lady getting stabbed. I only had like half a second to think and I unholstered my firearm and pointed it at her to drop the knife.”
Police say Sarder is a hero who should be honored and Mayor Jim Fouts agreed.
“Had it not been for his quick action and quick thinking, pulling out his concealed weapon, she might have been murdered on site,” Fouts said.
But the company values policy over an employee’s life so a GM employee fired Sarder on the spot.
“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,” he says.
For his part, Sarder has no regrets.
“I would do it all over again,” he said. “If I could save this woman’s life over a job. I can get another job.”