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OPD: Officer Stabbed While Trying to Arrest Suspect


An Owensboro man is accused of stabbing a police officer. 

Police say it happened just after 4:00 Sunday afternoon in the 700 block of Walnut in Owensboro.

In a release, the OPD said officers were trying to take 31-year-old Harold Sanders into custody for an outstanding warrant when he became combative, produced a knife, and stabbed an officer in the face.

Officers arrested Sanders, who will be charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest – in addition to his outstanding warrant.

Owensboro Police said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening.