Man Charged with Police Knifing

Friday, Mar 4, 2011  |  Updated 3:24 PM CDT
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Man Charged with Police Knifing

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A man was charged Sunday for cutting a police officer with a pocketknife while responding to a domestic incident on the Far South Side.

James Harrison, 18, of the 1000 block of W. 115th St. was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery, which are both felonies, said police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien.

Harrison allegedly cut the officer under the right eye with a pocketknife on Friday, O’Brien said.  The officer was responding to a domestic incident in the 1000 block of West 115th Street when he saw Harrison trying to escape.

The officer chased Harrison into a gangway, where the offender pulled out a knife and cut the officer in the face, police News Affairs Officer Anne Dwyer said.

The officer was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park to receive stitches for his injury and was released, O’Brien said.

Harrison’s bond was set at $1 million when he appeared Sunday in court.  His next court date is July 23.

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