Grand Island Police Say Officer Fatally Wounded Attacker

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Grand Island police say an officer fatally wounded a person who’d used a knife to attack the officer.

The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday. A department news release says the officer had been at the address on North St. Paul Road earlier in the evening. The release says the officer fired when the male suspect attacked and injured the officer. The suspect was taken to a Grand Island hospital and pronounced dead later.

The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of knife wounds that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The names of those involved and other information about what led to the violent confrontation have not been released.