Suspect stabs officer who had gone to arrest him

Criminal with large sharp knife [Courtesy]

An armed police officer was yesterday stabbed and injured by a suspect he had arrested in Wundanyi town.

The man was being arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his uncle.

According to the police, the injured officer was stabbed in the thigh and was taken to the Wundanyi Health Centre.

“The armed police officers had confronted the suspect in the town as he wielded a knife before he attacked one of them. The suspect fled the scene and is being sought,” said an officer.

“The police officer exercised a lot of restraint not to shoot the suspect. We are tracking him down,” added another officer.

Taita Sub County Police Commander Onesmus Kombe could not confirm or deny the attack. “I have not been briefed about the attack,” he responded.

The incident comes days after a man was shot dead for allegedly attacking three police officers in Mpizinyi village, Mwatate Sub-County.

County Police Commander Patrick Okeri said police recovered crude weapons from the suspect.


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