A Los Angeles police officer was stabbed with a knife while responding to a reported mental health call Sunday evening. She was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, was admitted, and will undergo surgery for her injuries.

Officers arrived at the home and met the suspect’s mother, who said her son was having a mental health crisis.

Police found the 22-year-old man hiding nearby behind a food truck. Once located, the man rushed toward the female officer and tried to stab her in the neck and face, reports CBS Los Angeles. As she defended against the attack she was stabbed in the hand.

After a foot pursuit the man was apprehended and taken into custody by other officers. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder on a police officer.

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