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Published on May 19, 2024
Norridge Officer Stabbed by Suspect in Custody During Transport; Assailant Self-Injured in AltercationSource: Facebook/Norridge Police Department

A patrol in Norridge was rocked by violence on Saturday evening as an officer was stabbed by a suspect he was transporting, authorities confirmed. The Norridge Police Department reported that the incident occurred near Canfield and Winnemac avenues around 5:59 p.m. when officers had to make an unscheduled stop due to a disturbance in their vehicle.

The trouble began when a 37-year-old man in custody started causing a commotion while being driven from a hospital to the police station. As one officer went to address the situation, the individual, who was previously arrested for domestic battery, aggravated battery, and resisting arrest, lashed out with a knife, striking the officer and then himself, officials said, according to NBC Chicago.

Following the altercation, the wounded lawman was rushed to a nearby hospital with injuries that were deemed non-life threatening. "The officer was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries," police disclosed in a statement obtained by WGN-TV. The assailant was also in need of medical attention and received treatment late Saturday for the self-inflicted injuries.

While the investigation into the incident remains active, police have urged residents to keep clear of the Canfield and Winnemac area. Despite the violence and the investigation currently unfolding, officials maintain that the suspect is securely in custody and poses no imminent danger to the public, having been subdued following the violent breakout.