Tuesday, March 3, 2015

3/3/15 - Tempe police officer, 2 others injured in incident

Tempe police officer, 2 others injured in incident

Tempe police said that one officer and two other people were injured when a domestic-violence call escalated into a stabbing and a police shooting at an apartment complex north of Loop 202 early Tuesday afternoon.
Police were responding to call regarding a domestic violence situation at a complex near College Avenue and Curry Road around 12:35 p.m., police said.
Tempe police officers arrived at the front door of the residence, heard screaming, and made an emergency entry to assist the victim, according to police.
Upon assisting the victim, a female Tempe police officer was stabbed by a man with a knife, investigators said.
The man had also stabbed another person and as a a result another Tempe police officer at the scene shot the knife-wielding man multiple times, said Molly Enright, a Tempe police spokesman.
The three patients were seriously injured and were taken to trauma centers, according a Tempe fire department spokesman.
The female officer that was stabbed has been with the department for at least 15 years, according to officials. The officer's injuries are not life threatening but she will be in the hospital for some time, said Lt. Michael Pooley, a Tempe police spokesman.
The man accused of stabbing the officer and the other person is in critical condition, police said.
Police could not immediately confirm the extent of the injuries to other person involved.
Residents in the area were being prohibited from driving east on Weber Drive from College Avenue while investigators were in the area.

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