WARWICK, RI (WHDH) – Warwick police officers shot a man with a knife who allegedly stabbed an officer in the torso Friday night, authorities said.
The 29-year-old knife-wielding man waved at a group of patrol officers who entered the main lobby of Warwick Police Station around 4:20 p.m. after a briefing in the community area, according to Warwick police.
The man punched an officer in the torso, police said. The officer’s body armor held back the knife and he was not injured.
Four officers, including the officer who had been stabbed, allegedly fired their weapons and beat the suspect, ending the attack.
The officers provided medical attention and the suspect was transferred to Rhode Island Hospital. He is currently in stable condition, Warwick Police said.
The incident is still under investigation by members of the Attorney General, the Rhode Island Police Department and the Warwick Police Department.
All officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of an administrative investigation, police said.
The Warwick Police Front Lobby is closed to the public until further notice.
Anyone wishing to file a report or speak to the police is requested to call 402-468-4200.
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