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Pennsylvania police officer stabbed, fatally shoots suspect throughout wrestle

A Pennsylvania police officer was stabbed and critically injured Tuesday whereas combating a person whom he finally fatally shot, in accordance with state police officers. 

The Butler police officer was responding to a report of a “male appearing erratically and leaping out and in of oncoming site visitors” simply earlier than 7 a.m. Butler is a metropolis simply north of Pittsburgh. He got here throughout the suspect “instantly” upon arriving on the scene and the pair started to wrestle,” the Pennsylvania State Police stated in a press launch. 

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“Through the wrestle the officer was stabbed a number of occasions,” police stated. “After being wounded, the Butler metropolis Officer discharged his division issued firearm, hanging and fatally wounding the male.” 

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The wounded officer was rushed by way of helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital, the place he was in essential however secure situation and underwent surgical procedure. Authorities described him as a 27-year-old U.S. Marine Corps. veteran with three years on the job with the police division. 

The suspect was recognized as John Ebberts, a 35-year-old Butler man. State police, the native district lawyer’s workplace and the coroner’s workplace are investigating. 

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