Suspect in custody after 2 Miami-Dade police officers stabbed, 1 airlifted to Ryder Trauma

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two Miami-Dade police officers were injured after responding to a call about someone making threats with a knife early Wednesday morning.

It happened in a residential area off Northwest Second Avenue and 157th Street.

When officers arrived, they confronted the man, at which point two of the responding officers were injured, authorities said.

One officer suffered cuts to the right side of her neck and arm and was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition. The second officer had lacerations on his left arm and was also transported to Ryder Trauma.

The man was taken into custody.

The call for help came from a woman who owns the home where the stabbing took place.

“I heard the officer shout loud when I was outside, so I rushed and I called the police and said, ‘Um, I think they need help. Please come,’” the woman said.

The woman says the suspect is a longtime friend of her sister’s who she recently took in after he became homeless.

According to police, both officers are in stable condition.

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