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BREAKING: Pennsylvania Officer Stabbed By Suspect With Knife

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.

UPDATE: Officials said late Tuesday morning that the wounded hero had been taken into surgery in critical-but-stable condition.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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