SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A San Jose police officer was stabbed to death after being called into a house early Saturday morning by a man who said he was suffering from a mental crisis.
At around 12:30 p.m., two officers were called to an apartment in Block 3500 on Ambra Way by a man who said he believed he was suffering from a mental crisis. Upon arrival, the man attacked one of the officers. Together, the officers overpowered the suspect and took him into custody.
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After the fight, one of the officers found that he had been stabbed. The knife was found, the injured officer was taken to a local hospital and soon released after treating a “moderate” wound.
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The suspect, identified as Sean Williams, was taken to Valley Medical Center for treatment and mental health evaluation. He is then charged with assault with a lethal weapon.
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According to a police spokesman, both police officers had completed crisis intervention training, but – because the attack came so suddenly – had no time to use these techniques.