Broom beats Knife
Holy crap on a stick!
That could have gotten so much uglier so fast. I'm particularly glad the assailant didn't cut her throat as he let her go.
I love the lady's response, heading straight behind the counter for cover, and grabbing a weapon - after having a knife at her throat 2 seconds earlier, she's good under pressure eh?
That old man is a bad ass!
A broom is a great weapon ( as long as it's not a Wal Mart special ).
Reach advantage over a knife. The broom end can be thrust into the face to blind the assailant. The handle end can be shoved up assailant's ass.