Man Wielding Knives in Each Hand Tried to Stab Illinois Cop: Police

Authorities say a man holding knives in both hands tried to stab a western Illinois police officer, who escaped injury when the knives struck ammunition magazines below his protective vest.

A Knox County judge set a $1 million bond Wednesday for 27-year-old Dennis Little III, who faces attempted murder and other charges for Tuesday's attack on Galesburg Officer Patrick Kisler.

The Galesburg Register-Mail reports Kisler and another officer had gone to an apartment building where Little had been banned but was seen entering a relative's apartment. Police say Little opened the door and yelled "suicide by cop" as he held up the knives, then stabbed at Kisler during a struggle.

Little is scheduled for a preliminary court hearing on Nov. 19. Court records didn't list a defense attorney for him.

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