March 23, 2016

Policeman Stabbed in South Hadley, MA, Shoots Suspect Three Times

[From article]
A South Hadley police officer was stabbed in the neck last night at a Dunkin’ Donuts and the officer then shot the man who stabbed him, the town’s police chief told the Herald.
Chief David J. LaBrie said both the officer and alleged assailant were rushed to Bay State Medical Center in Springfield.
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The officer responded to a 7:12 p.m. call about a domestic disturbance at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Newton Street, which is also Route 116.
The unnamed cop was the first on the scene and he was confronted by an armed man, according to the office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan.
As he approached the suspect who was arguing with another person, the man stabbed him in the neck, LaBrie said. The officer then shot the suspect three times, hitting him twice, the DA said.
LaBrie said the suspect was “alive at the scene” when he was sent to the hospital.

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