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Chicago police arrest man who allegedly stabbed police officer in the head: reports

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Chicago Police arrested a 41-year-old man on Saturday after he stabbed an officer in the head and shoulder with a knife, according to reports.

Officers were dispatched to a residence at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10, and when they arrived, they learned a man, later identified as Romaine Heath, 41, entered the dwelling and threatened a woman with a knife.

Homicide detectives from Chicago's Police Department are investigating the shooting.

Homicide detectives from Chicago’s Police Department are investigating the shooting.
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According to reports, the officers confronted Heath and ordered him to drop the knife several times. In the process, the officers were able to pull the woman to safety, though their interaction with Heath were not going well as he refused to comply.

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Police said after several failed attempts to get Heath to drop the knife, one of the officers discharged an electrical taser at the suspect, but it was unsuccessful. Heath then allegedly lunged at one of the officers and struck the officer in the shoulder and head with a knife.

Another officer on the scene then shot Heath to subdue him.

Chicago police

Chicago police
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Heath was taken to an area hospital by EMS crews, and when he arrived, he was listed in critical condition.

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The two responding officers were also transported to an area hospital where one was listed in serious, but stable condition, while the other was there for observation.

Ultimately, Heath was apprehended and charged with attempted first-degree murder, two counts of home invasion with a weapon, unlawful restraint, assaulting a peace officer, kidnapping and home invasion to cause injury.

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“Thankfully, our injured officer is recovering, but we will not tolerate behavior that threatens public safety,” the department said in a statement. “Thank you to our officers for their commitment to serving, protecting, and making our city safer.”

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