This story comes to us from Robert Marus:
Today, Wednesday, June 22, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier recognized Yik Li, a civilian who intervened during a violent attack on two MPD police officers in Chinatown earlier this month.
“Mr. Li’s actions were critical and heroic, and for this he is to be commended,” said Mayor Gray.
The incident occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at approximately 5 p.m. in the 800 block of 6th Street NW after an officer observed a male subject with an open container of alcohol. The officer approached the suspect and the suspect attacked the officer with sharp object. Another officer interceded.