KANSAS ŞEHİR, Mo. A man is accused of stabbing a Kansas City police officer while suffering from what appears to be a mental health crisis.
Twenty-four-year-old Independence Austin Lewis was charged on Thursday with first-degree attacks and armed crimes. The bond was set at $ 200,000 in cash. No lawyer was listed for him in the online court records.
A police detective wrote in a possible reason statement that it happened on Wednesday after the police officer was sent to a medical call in downtown Kansas City and saw Lewis mixing an unknown substance. When Lewis reached a trouser pocket, he pulled a kitchen knife and stabbed the officer in his chest, waiting for an ambulance with officer Lewis.
The officer then held the man at gunpoint until more officers arrived, and the injured officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. The officer is recovering.
Lewis said he committed suicide to the police and tried to kill himself by approaching the officer. He said he heard voices, was afraid and was cornered and stabbed by the officer.
Police say the incident did not appear to be related to the protests held in Kansas City.
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