Suspect shot after stabbing Broadview Heights officer in the face, head

Office stabbed in the face; suspect shot

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WOIO) - A Broadview Heights police officer was stabbed in the face and head after a traffic stop on I-77 North early Wednesday.

Broadview Heights police said Officer Ryan Tieber attempted to pull over a driver around 2 a.m., but the driver did not immediately stop.

The driver continued northbound and eventually stopped on the 77 exit to Rockside Road, said police.

Once the car stopped, police said a male passenger took off running, crossing multiple lanes of traffic on 77 until Tieber and an Independence police officer, who had joined the chase, chased the suspect on foot.

Once Tieber caught the man, he was allegedly stabbed several times in the face and head.

The suspect was first tased, but police said when that was ineffective, the officers shot him.

Both officers and the suspect were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Broadview Hts. police tell 19 News that officer Tieber’s injuries are non life threatening and he is doing well.

Independence police confirmed their officer was not injured.

The driver of the car is also in police custody.

Tieber is a 20 year veteran of the police force.

This is a developing story; check back with 19 News for updates.

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