Butler, PA – A Butler City police officer was stabbed on Tuesday morning while responding to a call about a man who was jumping in and out of traffic.
Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) said in a press release that the incident occurred early on Aug. 24 in the 300-block of West Jefferson Street, WTAE reported.
Butler City police responded to a 911 call for a man who was “acting erratically and jumping in and out of oncoming traffic,” WPXI reported.
The state police said a Butler City police officer was stabbed with a knife during an altercation with the suspect.
Police fatally shot the man who attacked the officer, WPXI reported.
The wounded officer was transported to the hospital for treatment.
No information on the condition of the officer has been released, WTAE reported.
Officials have not released the identity of the wounded hero.
Police also have not identified the man who was fatally shot by officers, WTAE reported.
The PSP Troop D Major Case team was heading up the investigation into the officer-involved shooting, WPXI reported.
The Butler County’s District Attorney’s Office and the coroner’s office will be assisting with the investigation.
**Officer involved shooting in Butler City**
On-camera interviews will be provided today at 10:30am at the PSP-Butler barracks. pic.twitter.com/VJW7gHJ2bM
— Trooper Black (@PSPTroopDPIO) August 24, 2021
— Mike Holden (@WPXIMikeHolden) August 24, 2021
UPDATE: Officials said late Tuesday morning that the wounded hero had been taken into surgery in critical-but-stable condition.
#DEVELOPING Officers still on the scene in Butler after a police officer was stabbed and the suspect was fatally shot. PSP say that officer is in surgery in critical, but stable condition. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/IAIgsjfcUU
— Nicole Ford (@NicoleFordTV) August 24, 2021
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