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Glendale officer hurt during incident with man while responding to house fire

Nov 23, 2021, 8:24 PM | Updated: Nov 24, 2021, 2:46 pm
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(Facebook Photo/Glendale Police Department - Arizona)
(Facebook Photo/Glendale Police Department - Arizona)

PHOENIX — A Glendale police officer was injured during an incident with a man Tuesday evening while responding to a house fire, authorities said.

Authorities responded to a call of a fire around 5:30 p.m. at a home near Thunderbird Road and 64th Street.

A person associated with the home was outside with fire personnel when brandished a knife, the Glendale Police Department said.

After the officer attempted to stop him, the man then pulled out a knife and started stabbing himself, police said.

The officer was injured while trying to get the knife from the man, authorities said, and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man was also transported with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities are conducting an investigation.

No additional information was available.

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