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Ohio officer stabbed at clinic

May 02, 2007

Ohio officer stabbed at clinic

The officer was treated and released.

By Gabriel Baird and Donna J. Miller
Cleveland Plain Dealer reporters

CLEVELAND, Ohio  — Lesley Cochran came to the Cleveland Clinic with her husband Tuesday for treatment of his heart condition. She ended up getting a shock that would make anyone's pumper skip a beat.

The 60-year-old Mansfield woman was standing outside the Taussig Cancer Center about 9 a.m. when she saw Clinic police officers scrapping with a man wearing a motorcycle helmet.

The officers had escorted Joseph N. Matthews, 57, of Cleveland, away from workers and passers-by because he was screaming.

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