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Police: EMS captain stabbed in Cleveland

The incident happened at the Shell Gas Station at Memphis Avenue and Ridge Road.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating after an EMS captain was stabbed in the leg Saturday afternoon. 

According to police, the incident happened around 3 p.m. at the Shell Gas Station at Memphis Avenue and Ridge Road, when the victim was sitting inside of a marked EMS SUV.

Initial investigations found that an accident occurred near Shell's entrance and that one driver ran from the vehicle, opened the door to the EMS SUV, and began to attack the captain. Police say the suspect then ran away. 

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The 41-year-old male suspect was later captured by police, but not before assaulting officers. The man was taken to MetroHealth to be evaluated and cleared before being taken to jail. 

Police say the man faces charges including felonious assault, felonious assault on police officers, violation of the state drug law and others. 

The 54-year-old captain, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to MetroHealth and is in stable condition. 


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