New York City police officer slashed with knife after suspect allegedly became 'belligerent'
New York City police say the police officer is in stable condition
A New York City police officer was sent to the hospital after being stabbed by a man who allegedly became "combative" and "belligerent."
The incident happened on Thursday at about 7:15 a.m. in front of 2349 Andrews Avenue in the Bronx when police responded to a 911 call of a man with a knife, a New York City Police Department spokesperson said.
When officers arrived at the scene and began engaging with the man, the spokesperson said that he "became combative/belligerent with the responding officers." The man then allegedly slashed one of the officers in the nose with a knife.
After being Tasered by another police officer on the scene, the suspect was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital.
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The police officer who was slashed by the suspect in the incident was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
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An investigation into the incident is underway.