Police: Man stabs officer with knife at downtown bus station
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A police officer used a taser to stop a man from stabbing another officer in the back.
The attack happened at the JTA bus station downtown this morning.
Police say a man with a 3 or 4-inch knife walked up behind an officer and started stabbing him in the back.
The officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest, which stopped the blade from going all the way through and injuring him.
Another officer rushed over and fired a taser at the man, identified as 48-year-old Randall James Bavle.
Bavle fell to the ground. Paramedics checked him out before taking him to the hospital.
He faces charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
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