VIDEO: Hero gymgoers wrestle hatchet from screaming madman holding victim hostage inside Planet Fitness

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Four California gymgoers jumped into action Tuesday when they noticed a hatchet-wielding madman holding another man hostage inside their Planet Fitness.

John Keene told Fox News he jumped off his stair machine as soon as he and three other good Samaritans noticed the screaming assailant holding a victim at knifepoint in the Corona gym, located roughly 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

The bloodied victim, 41, came sprinting into the gym around 9:30 a.m., police said.

The man had allegedly been stabbed by Ronald Chand, 30, who attacked him with a knife and hatchet in the parking lot.

Chand caught his victim again in the gym, holding him at knifepoint. That’s when the four gym-goers intervened.

“I kind of didn’t really hesitate,” Keene said. “None of us even talked as we walked over there, we all did the exact same thing.”

“I didn’t really decide to do anything we just did.”

The victim fought back and the gym heroes jumped in, according to video of the incident.

The foursome then took Chand to the ground, took the knife and hatchet away, and kept him pinned until police arrived.

“He yelled, ‘Respect us’ and then mostly ‘Give me water,’” Keene recalled.

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  1. He said respect US, us he is an illegal pos enjoy Californian with the trash that the demotrash bring in there future voters

  2. Demon-crats want to take way law abiding Americans guns, what about knives, hatches and everything else in-between? Crazy and crime go hand in hand and demon-crat communities think this is normal.


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