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Good Samaritans, one armed, credited with saving MA woman’s life after armed attempted kidnapping



Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after an attempted kidnapping in Massachusetts.

According to police, at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Friday, dispatch received multiple calls for a “man chasing a woman down the street with a gun” in Plymouth. Officers were dispatched immediately.

Prior to the calls, a 39-year-old Plymouth resident violated a restraining order by showing up at his estranged wife’s residence.

Possessing a face mask and handcuffs, he tried to kidnap her by picking her up and grabbing her by the head and neck while she was holding one of their children.

She was able to scream, and this got the attention of Jamie Costa, a lifelong Plymouth resident, Blue Eagle, and former Corrections Officer. He began yelling at the man to leave the woman alone and lined him up to tackle him. As he did this, the man pulled a handgun from his waistband.

Two brothers, Jeffrey Williams, and David Williams, working in the area, also heard the screams, saw what was going on and rushed to help. One of the brothers, licensed to carry a firearm, pulled his weapon, and the other assisted Jamie as he tackled and disarmed the man.

The three Samaritans held the struggling man until Officer Bobby Hackett arrived at the hectic scene. Officer Hackett was quickly able to figure out what happened and placed the man in custody.

The man was charged with violation of a restraining order, A&B on a family member, Kidnapping, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Reckless Endangerment of a Child.

Two replica firearms were taken from the man, as well as a stiletto knife.

The name of the suspect was not released.

Jaime Costa had previously been recognized by the Plymouth Police Department for bravery. In 2019, he tackled a man who was fleeing from PPD for several felonies.

Plymouth PD stated that Costa will be receiving another award shortly.

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