Thomas Green awarded key to the city for bravery and heroic actions

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Rochester man was recognized for his bravery and heroic actions on Tuesday.

Thomas Green was awarded the highest civilian award—a key to the city—for what he did at the Jordan Health Center in late July when he stopped a workplace hostage situation.

A deranged man came into the building on Lake Avenue with two hunting knives.

Investigators say he chased two female employees, trying to stab them in the conference room. Green—the chief compliance officer at Jordan Health—rushed into the room and restrained the man so his co-workers could escape.

He was able to trap the suspect in the conference room until RPD arrived and took the man into custody.

“Those ladies fought in that room. They fought. And they got outside the building and they tried to come back in and help me. And I appreciate what they did,” said Green.

“In complete disregard for your personal safety, and narrowly avoiding your own stab wounds, you rushed into the room and physically restrained the man to allow your coworkers to escape,” said Mayor Malik Evans.

Additionally, RPD officers were also honored.