Colorado mailman credited with saving people from knife attack

A Colorado mailman is being hailed a hero after disarming a man with a knife. Photo courtesy KKCO/KJCT.
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - On Monday evening, Pedro Mendoza was on his regular mail route on the Western Slope when he noticed a frightening scene: a man threatening a woman and her baby outside of her home off of West Ute Avenue in Grand Junction.

“He [the suspect] was saying, ‘I’m going to kill you and your baby and I’m going to slice his throat,’” says Mendoza.

The suspect reportedly came towards the woman with a knife. A neighbor right next door, Carlos Garcia, intervened in the situation. The suspect then turned on Garcia and began approaching him with the knife. That’s when Mendoza jumped into action.

“He looked at me and he said, ‘You want some of this?’ Then he reached into his back pocket and pulled the knife on me and started swinging his knife,” Mendoza said.

Mendoza then tackled the suspect to the ground while Garcia managed to get the knife away from the man. Mendoza held him restrained until the police arrived.

“The guy was telling me to let go and I told him ‘I’m not going to let you go and hurt anyone on my route,’” Mendoza said.

The affidavit reports that 29-year old Christopher Cisneros resisted arrest, resulting in a physical struggle with the officer who arrived.

Click here to read the full report by 11 News partner KKCO.