Gunman tackler hailed as hero

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporter Ibtesaam who wrestled the assailant who allegedly shot at party chief Imran Khan and other leaders said on Thursday that he grabbed onto the assailant in an effort to mar his aim. Talking to media personnel, Ibtesaam stated that he was 10 feet away from the container when he saw the gunman load his weapon and fire once. “I ran towards him. He had both his hands up while I tried to pull him down. This ruined his aim and he fired downwards,” he detailed. Ibtesaam said he grabbed at the pistol after which the weapon fell to the floor and the attacker tried to flee. “I ran after him and caught him. Soon after the police came and captured him,” he stated.


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