An editor at a South Korean gaming site called Daily Game was near a subway station in Seoul on Friday night when he heard a scream. He moved toward the noise and found a man assaulting a woman, ran to stop him, and was met with a knife.

The attacker allegedly slashed Daily Game editor Gyung Bae Kwak’s right arm, severing an artery and six nerves, Kotaku reported today via a tipster’s translation of stories from MoneyS and Hani. Despite the injury, Kwak managed to hold the attacker down until police arrived.

Kwak was taken to a hospital where he underwent seven hours of surgery. He will need two years of physical therapy but still may never regain the full function of his arm. Read more…

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