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Knife-wielding man runs off after victim with concealed carry permit pulls out gun

MOLINE, Ill. - An Illinois woman with a concealed carry firearm was able to defend herself against a man armed with a knife, police say.

A man armed with a knife forced his way into a woman's car near SouthPark Mall on Sunday, according to a statement from Detective Michael Griffin, with the Moline Police Department.

During a struggle, the woman's arm was cut.  The man then forced her to drive him to a rural area of Rock Island County.

Once they stopped, the victim - who had a concealed carry permit - was able to get to her firearm, according to Griffin's statement.  The man, who was still armed with a knife, ran off and the victim drove herself to the hospital, where police were called.

Floyd R. May, 61, was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery with a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault.  He was held in the Rock Island County Jail on $550,000 bond.