Man accused of stabbing officer shot by police

Man accused of stabbing officer shot by police

NORTH ROYALTON, OHIO (WOIO) - A person stabbed an officer twice in North Royalton on Friday, police said. One of the officers present then shot the person, who was taken to an area hospital.

Earlier in the evening, around 7 p.m., two officers were called to serve a probate order. That's a court order, usually obtained by a family member, which gives police the right to go and make an arrest. This is usually because of a mental health issue, or the person might be a danger to themselves.

It's unclear what the situation was in this case.

The officers were supposed to arrest and take a 45-year-old man to St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Police say the man drew a knife and stabbed an officer in the face and leg.

That's when the shooting occurred.

The officer who fired shots is said to have started CPR on the man while waiting for paramedics and backup to arrive.

Sources say the officer who was slashed in the face is going to make it, but his injuries are substantial.

BCI and the sheriff's office were called in. That's because of two reasons. One, it was an officer-involved shooting. And secondly, when BCI is called in it usually indicates the suspect may pass.

The incident took place near 9859 Independence Drive. Major cross streets in the area are York and W. Wallings roads.

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