Man who ambushed, stabbed Minn. cops gets 17 years
Marsenior P. Johnson lured 2 officers into a park with a fictitious 911 call, then stabbed them both
By Paul Walsh
MINNEAPOLIS — A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to a long prison term for luring police to a Minneapolis park with a bogus 911 call last summer, saying he had been robbed, and then stabbing two responding officers.
Marsenior P. Johnson was sentenced Friday in Hennepin County District Court to 17 1/2 years in prison for wounding park police officers James Huber and Katherine Hammes on the night of Aug. 21 near Minnehaha Creek and Bryant Avenue S.
Huber shot Johnson as he stood over Hammes and was poised to stab her again with the 4- to 5-inch blade. Asked by police at the hospital about the attack, Johnson said, “I wanted to hurt some cops,” according to the criminal complaint.