Video: Man stabs Atlanta cop with butcher knife, gets shot
Man stabbed an officer in the back with a 14-inch long butcher knife before another cop shot the suspect
By PoliceOne Staff
ATLANTA — Cell phone video has been released capturing a violent incident in Atlanta Wednesday.
CBS 46 reports the incident began when an officer attempted to stop a man from drinking in Woodruff Park in the downtown area.
The man kept walking and was stopped by a plainclothes Georgia State University officer in front of the GSU police station, according to the report.
It was then that the suspect stabbed the GSU officer in the back with a 14-inch long butcher knife. The officer who originally attempted to stop the man then fired a shot.
The man was reportedly given multiple warnings before the officer shot him.
The suspect was hit in the lower torso. Both the GSU officer and the man were taken to a hospital in stable condition.