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Police: Man attacked police officer with box cutter

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 11:37:30-04

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Police arrested a man accused of injuring a Fredericksburg Police officer during a domestic disturbance call Monday afternoon.

The officer responded to the domestic call in the 1900 block of Airport Avenue at approximately 5:40 p.m.

"Upon arriving at the residence, an adult male involved in the disturbance attacked the police officer with a box cutter. The police officer defended himself by discharging his firearm at the suspect. The suspect then fled on foot," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "The police officer was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released."

After an hours-long search, police arrested 24-year-old Joseph L. Jackson, of Fredericksburg.

"At the time of his apprehension, it was determined that Jackson was injured in the shooting," the police spokesperson said. "Jackson was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released for minor injuries."

Jackson was charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and was booked at Rappahannock Regional Jail.