CHICAGO (CBS)– A Chicago police officer was stabbed while responding to a mental health call Thursday night.
According to police, officers responded to the call around 11:15 p.m. involving a 26-year-old man was damaging his family’s apartment in the 900 block of South Burley.READ MORE: DCFS Head Could Be Held In Contempt For Not Answering Questions About Kids Stuck In Psychiatric Facilities
Officers reported the man was throwing objects at the officers that were outside. Police said the man then ran outside towards the officers with two knives.
Police deployed tasers. While being placed into custody, the man stabbed an officer in the stomach.
The officer was taken to a local hospital in fair condition.READ MORE: Mexican Independence Day Celebrations Could Bring More Gridlock Downtown: 'The City's Got Some Work To Do To'
Charges are pending.
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