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May 02, 2008
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Man attacks N.Y. officer with knife

The Associated Press

Rochester, N.Y. — A 29-year-old man faces charges after he allegedly stabbed a Rochester police officer whose protective vest kept him from suffering more serious injuries.

Police department officials say the 26-year-old officer was attacked by John Sterling after responding to a call Thursday night. Authorities say Sterling stabbed the officer several times in the torso with a kitchen knife but the bulletproof vest stopped the thrusts.

The officer suffered a stab wound to his upper arm and was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

The officer's name hasn't been released but officials say he's 26 years old and recently joined the police department.

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Authorities say Sterling is being charged with attempted aggravated manslaughter.






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