A homeless woman with a knife assaulted a young girl in South Los Angeles as she was walking to school on May 26. A bystander came to the girl’s rescue and was cut in the face by the attacker.

The attack, which occurred on South Main Street near West 87th Street. around 8 a.m., was caught on surveillance video. The video shows the homeless woman suddenly hitting the girl and dragging her to the ground.

The bystander, John Irias, is seen rushing over to help. He pulls the attacker off the girl and pins the woman down until authorities get there.

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