A woman was honored Wednesday morning for her work in containing a violent downtown incident.
Officer Deb Ayers was the first to respond to the March 14 stabbings at Miami Jacobs College, located inside the Continental Center at 150 E. Gay St., 10TV News reported.
Ayers confronted and shot suspected stabber John Mallett as he allegedly approached her with two knives. Police said that she contained the situation in 27 seconds.
"We're seeing these incidents all throughout the United States and in this instance, instead of having an active shooter we had someone who chose to have knives as weapons," Fraternal Order of Police President Jim Gilbert said.
Ayers was unable to comment on her actions because of the ongoing criminal investigation.
Mallett, 37, was charged with four counts of felonious assault and was ordered held on $5 million bond.
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