Two Indianapolis Metro Police officers are recovering after being stabbed in what police are calling an ambush-style attack on the north side.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and then booked into jail after being shot and wounded by the officers, Fox 59 reports.

The incident happened at about 1:15 a.m. just south of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. A public police report indicates officers were initially called to Fairfield Ave. on a report of a disturbance.

Police arrived to find a man — later identified as 20-year-old Deonta Williams — standing in the street. He told them he was being harassed by another person. IMPD said the officers told Williams they would try to find the person involved, but when they turned and began walking away Williams stabbed them. One officer was stabbed in the chest. The other was stabbed in the neck.

Officers then gave verbal commands and discharged their firearms after Williams failed to comply with those commands. He was shot and has what police are calling non-life-threatening injuries. Williams was last described as stable. Investigators believe he is the one who made the initial 911 call.

IMPD said the officer stabbed in the neck remains under medical care in “good condition.” The officer stabbed in the chest has been released.

 
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