Police: Officers shoot man who pulled knife on medics
The police department says the wounded man was taken to a hospital
By Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Police in Georgia say officers have shot a man who pulled a knife on medical personnel responding to a hit and run.
The Gainesville Police Department said Monday evening on Facebook that fire department personnel were attempting to give medical aid to a man when he pulled a knife on them. Police officers intervened and tried to defuse the situation but resorted to firing their weapons.
The police department says the wounded man was taken to a hospital. An officer also went to the hospital for observation. The department did not give details about their conditions.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will handle the investigation into the shooting.