A London jewelry store owner bested a knife-wielding attacker with a broom in a scary struggle caught on closed circuit camera.

The owner was working in Harrolds Discount Jewellers in the London suburb of Dagenham when a man grabbed a female saleswoman and held a knife to her throat.

In the video, the owner wrestles with the assailant, freeing the saleswoman, before grabbing a broom and forcing him out, all while avoiding the avoiding the slashing knife.