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Three Harrisburg cops stabbed during arrest

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Three Harrisburg Police officers were stabbed by a suspect they were trying to arrest Sunday morning. It happened around 1:30am on the 600 block of Oxford Street. Police were called to a home for a report of a man stabbing his mother. Lamarkus Williams, 30,  was apparently having a ‘mental episode,’ according to a press release issued by police this morning.  The female stabbing victim, a 57 year-old woman, was transported to the Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

The officers proceeded to the address in an attempt to locate Williams and arrest him for the assault.  Williams did not initially open the door. When he finally did, he was wielding a large piece of wood.  Williams swung the board at the officers, who then attempted to activate a Taser.  Williams was able to retreat into the house.  Officersfollowed him inside the home.  Williams charged again, this time with a knife in his hand. As the officers attempted to take him into custody, he was able to stab three of the officers.  One of the injured officers was able to deploy his Taser and subdue Williams.  Williams was taken in to custody without any harm to him.

The officers were all treated and released at Harrisburg Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Two of them sustained stab wounds in the back or arm and the other received a slice across the head.

Anyone having any information on this is asked to contact Det Ryan Neal at

717-255-7299 or email rneal@cityofhbg.com.

Anyone may also call the Dauphin County Police dispatch at 717-558-6900 and ask for a City detective.


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