Police: Officer shoots, wounds Tennessee stabbing suspect

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer shot and wounded the suspect in a medical professional’s stabbing at a western Tennessee behavioral health facility Thursday afternoon, authorities say.

Officers were dispatched at 12:47 p.m. to a stabbing in progress at Pathways Behavioral Health Services, Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser told reporters. When officers arrived, they found a medical professional being stabbed and an officer shot the suspect, he said.

The suspect and the employee were both taken to a local hospital, Wiser said, but he didn’t have information about their conditions.

“It’s just unfortunate that here it is Thanksgiving and we’ve got so many families affected by a critical incident,” Wiser said.

Pathways and Jackson-Madison General Hospital next door were put on lockdown during the incident, the Jackson Sun reported. Wiser said the scene is secure and there are no other suspects.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will investigate the shooting by the officer.

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