Axe Wielding Man Injures Five UK Police Officers

Police officers responding to a "domestic incident" in South Yorkshire, UK, met with a man wielding an axe on Wednesday night.

The first officers on scene attempted to arrest the man but were met with significant resistance. A neighbor who witnessed the incident stated that the suspect was "chopping at her with the axe," in describing how the suspect attacked a female police officer.

An additional four officers would be injured in their attempts to arrest the man. He would eventually be taken into custody with the use of tasers and charged with attempted murder.

The female officer was injured the most seriously. According to reports, she suffered injuries to her ankle, hand, and head and is in a local hospital being treated.

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