Metro police shoots suspect armed with a knife after he stabbed an officer in the neck

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A man with a knife was shot by a police officer in Northwest D.C. Saturday afternoon, according to D.C. police.

The man was transported to a hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, while the police officer was stabbed in the neck and treated at the scene, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said.

Police said that at 10 a.m. they received a call regarding someone having a "mental health episode." From there, MPD arrived at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Virginia Ave NW.

Police said the Department of Behavioral Health also responded to the scene, and they were able to get in contact with the man in crisis. While officers were in the process of taking him into police custody for an evaluation, he pulled out a knife and stabbed an officer in the neck, police said.

Another officer used a Taser to try to subdue the man to no avail, police said.

An officer then pulled out a service weapon and shot the man, police said.

The injured officer received treatment at the scene.

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