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Authorities: 2 NJ police officers fired shots at man who allegedly slashed 3rd officer in face with knife

Authorities in Clifton say two police officers fired shots at a man over the weekend who allegedly slashed a third police officer in the face with a knife.

News 12 Staff

Dec 29, 2020, 12:08 PM

Updated 1,266 days ago

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Authorities in Clifton say two police officers fired shots at a man over the weekend who allegedly slashed a third police officer in the face with a knife.
According to the attorney general’s office, the 35-year-old man wasn’t hit by the Sunday morning gunfire at a Clifton hotel, but later stabbed himself in the chest during a subsequent encounter with police at the hotel.
Officials say the man remains hospitalized after surgery at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson.
The officer was also treated for a knife wound to the face.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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