And the maniac wasn’t taken down by police gunfire because of why?
‘Give me a chopper!’: What maniac told butcher before snatching knife and stabbing four policemen
- Two officers in their 20s, described as being in a serious condition last night
- One was knifed in the stomach, while the other suffered head and neck wounds
- Fearful shopkeepers dialled 999 after watching a man holding a bottle of alcohol and shouting at passers-by
Last updated at 1:44 AM on 20th November 2011
Four police officers were stabbed yesterday after a man ran into a butcher’s shop, grabbed a 12in knife and began attacking them during a violent struggle.
Two of the officers, who are in their 20s, were in a serious condition last night. One was knifed in the stomach and the other suffered head and neck wounds.
Witnesses described how the knifeman shouted, ‘Give me a chopper’ at terrified staff in the shop, before reaching over the counter, snatching the foot-long blade and lashing out at officers.