Two Phoenix Officers Injured, One Stabbed, in Fight With Handcuffed Suspect

Two Phoenix police officers were injured this morning when a handcuffed suspect managed to produce a knife and attack the officers. 

The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. outside of a Circle K store in the area of 17th Avenue and Van Buren Street.

The 60-year old suspect had been in the back of one of the officer's patrol vehicles when the assault occurred. 

One officer was stabbed in the back of the leg and another officer suffered injuries to his forehead while trying to subdue the suspect.

Both officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment and are said to be in stable condition. 

The suspect had initially been taken into custody related to a stolen vehicle. 


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