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This Army chaplain stopped a machete-wielding soldier during a hostage situation | ArmyTimes
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This Army chaplain stopped a machete-wielding soldier during a hostage situation | ArmyTimes

When Chaplain Matthew Christensen went to counsel a soldier who was having a hard time, he didn’t realize it would escalate into a hostage situation.
Christensen — who was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, at the time of the incident — arrived at the soldier’s home to find him intoxicated and armed with a machete.
“He at first was suicidal but then grew more and more hostile throughout the evening,” Christensen said of the Feb. 28, 2015, night.

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