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Transit Cop Stabbed In Eye Shoots, Kills Assailant

July 05, 2012  | 

An officer with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority shot and killed his attacker, who stabbed him in the eye on Wednesday at a Jamaica, Queens, transit station.

Officer John Barnett, 45, underwent more than four hours of surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after the assault. After the surgery, a doctor said the knife "almost severed his eyeball in half," reports the New York Times.

The attack occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. Officer Barnett was talking with a cabdriver, when Edjar Owens, 46, came toward him with a knife, saying "I'm going to kill you." Owens refused to comply with the officer's commands to drop the weapon.

Tags: Transit Officers, Deadly Force, Assaults on Officers


Comments (3)

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Bob@Az. @ 7/5/2012 12:18 PM

Another pos cleared from the gene pool. Please update us on the Officers condition and pass on our best to him.

TBOW426 @ 7/6/2012 7:52 AM

Read the story in the Times and then read the comments section. Several get well and appreciate what you do comments then one idiotic motherf***** wanting to know why Officer Barnett had to fire his weapon since the assailant was "only armed with a knife" It was not a sarcastic "POLICE" comment but someone that really believes that crap. HEY DUMBASS!!! How about a POS just tried to stick a knife into Officer Barnett's brain and kill him!!!??? I really hope that some day a few of New York's kind and generous citizens are doing a dance on your head and one of them takes out a knife and then see how you feel about it "just being a knife" when they either rape or castrate you before cutting both your eyes out so you cannot identify them!!!!

george @ 7/8/2012 7:05 PM

Good kill by Officer Barnett, I hope he has a speedy recovery. One more scumbag wiped off the face of this earth forever damned to hell where he belongs.

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