Grand Island, NE.—A Grand Island police officer, attacked by a man with a knife late Wednesday, shot and killed the man, according to a statement from police.
No names have been released and the incident, which we are told occurred about 9 pm, is in the early stages of investigation.
The statement says: “After responding to an address on North St. Paul Road for the second time in the evening, an officer was assaulted with a knife. The officer responded with lethal force, shooting the male suspect who was transported by ambulance and later pronounced dead. The officer received knife wounds and was transported to the hospital. Those injuries are not life threatening.”
In addition Grand Island police say the investigation has been turned over to South Central Area Law Enforcement Services “for a thorough and independent investigation.”
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