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Scio boy helps save mom from attack

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An 11-year-old is being hailed a hero Thursday after running to get help for his mom who was being attacked.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says it happened early Monday morning on the 3800 block of Southwest Second Place in Scio.

Police eventually arrested Tyler Burnard, 29, for domestic assault against his significant other.

The Linn County officials said the attack happened at the family's home around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Investigators said Burnard began attacking his significant other in the middle of the night, beating, biting and strangling the victim.

As the victim cried for help, deputies said her son tried to intervene and stop Burnard, who his 6'1" and weighs 270 pounds.

Deputies said the 11-year-old boy was tossed to the side, but didn't give up and ran to get help from his neighbors.

Investigators said it was those neighbors who rescued the victim from Burnard and then blocked him in a bathroom using a mattress until deputies arrived.

The victim told Fox 12 that Burnard's actions were a result of bipolar disorder.

She wants the community to know that the man she loves isn't a monster and simply needs help.

Burnard was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation and then booked into the Linn County Jail on numerous charges.

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