Rochester Police say one of their officers was stabbed in the face on Sunday and that officer shot at the suspect, hitting him at least once. Officials say both suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.
Deputy Chief Mark Mura says police were called to Glendale Park shortly after 11am after a 911 call about a man breaking out windows and possibly being on drugs.
When officers got to the area, Mura says a man came out of a house at 108 Glendale Park and attacked the 2 officers with a knife, stabbing one in the face. That officer shot at the suspect, hitting him at least once in the upper body.
Authorities says the man ran from the scene and was taken into custody in the 400 block of Dewey Avenue a short time later.
The officer is being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital, the suspect at Rochester General. The officer is described as a 20-year veteran with the RPD.
No names are being released yet, and the area of Dewey Avenue from Bloss Street on the south to Lexington at the north end was expected to be closed for a while on Sunday due to the investigation.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren issued this statement on Sunday:
"Our police officers put themselves at risk every time they put on their uniform. Sadly, today, one of Rochester's finest was injured while protecting our city. While I am heartened to hear that the injured officer will be released from the hospital and heading home soon, I ask all of our residents to pray for him and his family. I am thankful that no one was more seriously injured in this incident and wish our officer a quick and full recovery."