Police: Va. cop stabbed 2 firefighters at crash scene

Bradley Colas, 23, was charged with two counts of malicious wounding of an emergency medical care provider


By PoliceOne Staff

HALLWOOD, Va. — A police officer in Virginia Beach faces charges of stabbing two firefighters at the scene of a car wreck Sunday morning.

Bradley Colas, 23, was charged with two counts of malicious wounding of an emergency medical care provider after crashing his Honda into a tree, according to The Associated Press.

Reports say the two firefighters were stabbed as they treated his injuries at the scene. Colas also drew a firearm and began shooting at responders, according to state police.

Troopers detained Colas at the scene when he tried to walk away. He was transported for observation to a hospital where he is in custody.

The firefighters' injuries were not life-threatening. It is unclear if the officer was driving his personal vehicle or if he was on duty.

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