Chicago police arrest man who stabbed police officer in head: reports

Chicago police arrested a 41-year-old man Saturday after allegedly stabbing a police officer in the head and shoulder, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the residence at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 and when they arrived, they found a 41-year-old man, Romain Heath, had entered the home and threatened a woman with a knife.

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The officers reportedly confronted Heath and ordered him to drop the knife several times. In the process, the officers managed to get the woman to safety, but their relationship with Heath did not go well as he refused to comply.


After several unsuccessful attempts to pull the knife on Heath, one of the officers electrocuted the suspect, but it was unsuccessful, police said. Heath then fired at one of the officers, striking the officer in the shoulder and head with a knife.

Another officer at the scene shot Heath to subdue him.

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Heath was transported by EMS crews to an area hospital and was listed in critical condition upon arrival.

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Two responding officers were also taken to an area hospital, one in critical but stable condition and the other for observation.

Heath was eventually caught and charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion with a weapon, unlawful restraint, assault on a peace officer, kidnapping and home invasion.

“We are thankful that our injured officer is recovering, but we will not tolerate behavior that threatens public safety,” the department said in a statement. “Thank you to our officers for their commitment to serving, protecting and making our city safer.”

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