A San Jose police officer was stabbed early Saturday whereas conducting a wellness verify within the 3500 block of Ambra Manner within the Berryessa foothills. The officer was not critically injured and the person accused of stabbing, a 33-year-old man from San José, was detained.
Two officers responded to a name at 12:30 am from a person who mentioned he was having a psychological well being disaster. The officers, each educated in disaster intervention, had simply began speaking to the person when he allegedly unprovoked one of many officers.
The couple was capable of subdue the person, recognized as Sean Williams. An officer then realized that he had been stabbed through the scuffle. A knife was recovered on the scene.
Williams, who will face a cost of assault with a lethal weapon on an officer, was taken to Valley Medical Middle for therapy and a psychological well being analysis. Later he was admitted to jail.
The injured officer was handled at an space hospital for what cops described as a “average, non-life threatening damage” and was launched.
Police mentioned the decision illustrates the hazards officers face when responding to folks experiencing a psychological well being disaster. Though each officers have been educated to cope with these points, the sudden violent assault meant that neither had an opportunity to make use of these abilities, authorities mentioned.