Home intruder shot by police after stabbing Sandy Springs officer multiple times – WSB-TV Channel 2

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A Sandy Springs police officer was attacked by a house intruder and stabbed a number of instances Friday morning earlier than one other officer shot him, police mentioned.

Police mentioned the incident occurred at a house on Cameron Glen Highway.

Police mentioned that a number of neighbors had known as police a few suspicious man who was probably burglarizing properties. Video from a neighbor’s doorbell digicam confirmed the person, who was carrying camouflage, strolling in the midst of the road after which going right into a storage.

Police discovered the person inside a house and the person started to assault an officer, police mentioned. A second officer shot the person to cease the assault.

Each the person and the officer had been handled on the hospital and are steady. The second police officer was additionally handled for a minor harm to the hand and launched.

Police mentioned the officer was stabbed within the chest and head however the assault didn’t hit any of his important organs. His id has not been launched.

The person’s id has additionally not been launched.

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Neighborhood president Adam Blatt instructed Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach {that a} suspicious man was wandering within the neighborhood and into individuals’s garages.

Blatt mentioned he then went by the woods and ended up again at a house two streets over, the place he went inside and confronted the girl.

The home-owner instructed Blatt that her grownup son got here downstairs to attempt to discuss the person out of their residence, however he was affected by psychological well being issues and was confused.

“She got here down and he was within the kitchen and so they spoke and he didn’t appear to be 100%,” Blatt mentioned. “I imagine they tried to speak to him, however that didn’t get anyplace and so they instantly known as the police.”

They known as police and received out of the home. The home-owner mentioned that when he was in the home, he didn’t look like armed.

“It didn’t sound like he was really armed, so in some way he acquired a weapon,” police mentioned.

Police mentioned that once they received to the house, the person was nonetheless in the lounge, which is the place he attacked.

The GBI is on the scene and helping within the investigation. Investigators have obtained a warrant to go looking the house and start processing it. Police are working to study the place the knife got here from.

It’s unclear what costs the person will face.

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