New West Sikh temple honours 'hero' who helped save senior from hammer attack

Mar 19 2019, 8:12 pm

The New Westminster Sikh community is honouring a Good Samaritan who tried to save a senior citizen from a violent attack.

On September 23, 2018, Alexey Baybuz was walking on the Queensborough Bridge when he witnessed an elderly man being attacked with a hammer.

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Baybuz stepped in to intervene and help the 75-year-old man — but the suspect then began attacking him.

The Sukh Sagar Sikh Gurdwara (temple) says that Baybuz’s decision to intervene “played an instrumental role in protecting the victim and preventing potential life-threatening injuries.”

On Sunday, the New Westminster temple honoured Baybuz for his bravery by presenting him with a plaque and a $500 cheque for his bravery and courage.

Temple president Harbhajan Singh Atwal says Baybuz is a “model citizen, a hero, an amazing role model and an inspiration to us all.”