The incident that put Husson University in the spotlight this week began at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, when Horst Wolk, 45, of Bangor arrived on campus as his alleged victim, a 34-year-old nursing student, arrived for classes.
Wolk, who is not a student, reportedly rammed into her vehicle after she pulled into a parking space and then jumped out of his vehicle with a knife in his hand.
Two Husson students — 21-year-old junior Jesse Hladik and freshman Heather Mann, 18 — said Wednesday that they had heard some shouting as they walked past the parking lot. Both said they kept walking but stopped when they heard someone yell, “Help! Call 911!”
Three other female students who also joined the struggle to subdue Wolk declined to step forward publicly.
The women, some of whom had taken self-defense courses, disarmed Wolk and held him down until police arrived. The female victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was released the same day.