A Wichita man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a Wichita police officer below the neck with a butter knife, police say.
Wichita police went to Union Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter in the 2800 block of North Hillside, at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday to arrest a 53-year-old man who had a warrant out for his arrest.
When an officer attempted to arrest the man, he used a metal butter knife to stab the officer in the chest area, below the throat, Wichita police Officer Paul Cruz said.
The knife did not penetrate the officer’s bullet-proof vest and the officer was not injured in the attack, Cruz said.
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Police records show Darren Lee Hutcherson, 53, was arrested at 2800 North Hillside at 6:47 p.m. on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.
Cruz said at this time the department is not releasing the name of the officer who was stabbed.