HALIFAX - A police officer was stabbed after trying to arrest a suspect in downtown Halifax on Friday night.
Halifax Regional Police said two officers went to Metro Turning Point, an emergency homeless shelter, at around 8:30 p.m. to arrest a 31-year-old man wanted on an arrest warrant.
Police say the suspect ran and when one of the officers caught up with him, the suspect stabbed the officer in the neck and forearm with a knife.
The officer, who has been with the Halifax police force for six years, was taken to a hospital by paramedics with knife wounds, police said.
He was conscious and speaking with other officers when he arrived in hospital, where he is in stable condition and recovering from his injuries with his family at his side, police said.
Police used a stun gun on the suspect and he is in custody.
The knife was recovered and police are still investigating.
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