MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say an officer has been stabbed while trying to take a man into custody.
Police Director Michael Rallings said officers were called to a home Tuesday night by someone who said her son had a weapon and was speaking erratically.
Rallings said a 33-year-old man fled into the house when officers arrived. Rallings said the man threw what resembled fireworks at officers.
Officers used a Taser on the man, with no effect. Rallings said the man stabbed a 39-year-old officer in the upper torso as he was being arrested.
Rallings said the officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said he was stable.
The man had not been charged as of late Tuesday. The officer and suspect have not been named.