Police Say Indiana Firefighter Stabbed in Face While Responding to Emergency

  • Source: WEVV-TV CBS/FOX Evansville
  • Published: 06/14/2021 12:00 AM

An Evansville firefighter was injured on Saturday while responding to a home for a man not breathing, according to an affidavit filed by an Evansville Police Department Officer. According to the affidavit, the incident happened Saturday afternoon at a home on Ridge Knoll Drive in Evansville, Indiana, after Evansville Dispatch received a call about a man not breathing. Members of the Evansville Fire Department were first to arrive at the home. The affidavit explains that a firefighter knocked on the door of the home but that no one answered. The firefighter said that he could hear people inside and that he heard a "very disturbing scream" from inside the home. After opening the interior door and announcing "Evansville Fire Department," the affidavit says a hand grasping a large kitchen knife reached out from inside the door, puncturing him in the face near the nose.


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