Police: St John officer pressured to fireplace gun after man pointed knife at officers – WSVN 7News | St John Information, Climate, Sports activities
MIAMI (WSVN) – A St John City Police officer was forced to fire his gun after a man with a knife attacked officers who responded, but the issue was not violated.
According to police, the incident began shortly after 3:30 p.m. with an argument between a mother and her 23-year-old son on Christmas Day.
“The situation developed pretty quickly,” said Armando Aguilar, St John City Deputy Police Chief. “Officers were dispatched after the son hit his mother and another relative named 911 to report the incident.”
When officers arrived at the 500 block on Northwest 56th Street, police said the son walked away from the house with a knife in hand.
“The officials tried to de-escalate the situation and speak to the young man to interview him and find out what happened in relation to the domestic violence incident,” said Aguilar. “After a brief oral encounter with the officers, the suspect charged the officers who had arrived at the scene and fired the officers. We believe at the moment that a round was fired. The suspect was not beaten and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. “
The officer who fired his weapon is reassigned for a few days. Then it must be evacuated before it can resume full service.
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