A Moroccan was among the list of people who were honored for acts of heroism in Italy.
The migrant rescued the doctor on December 4 in the Italian city of Crotone as a 50-year-old man attacked and stabbed doctor Maria Carmela Calindro in front of the San Giovanni di Dio Hospital because he believed she was to blame the death of his mother.
The Moroccan immigrant, who works as a street vendor, disarmed and disabled the aggressor.
After saving the doctor’s life, Al Aoudi said that “I did what everyone would do.”
“I heard the doctor scream and then I approached. I noticed that the man hit her with a screwdriver with the aim to kill her. I came closer and threw him down, then he ran away and I chased him to the trash can. I tripped him and he fell. At that point I disabled and held him until the police arrived,” El Aoudi said.