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Suspect killed after stabbing officer

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Chippewa County (WQOW) -  A police officer from the town of Lafayette in Chippewa County was hospitalized after he was stabbed by a suspect Friday afternoon.  Chippewa County sheriff Jim Kowalczyk tells News 18 the suspect was shot and killed. 

Kowalczek says his department was called for assistance around 4:00 PM.  The Lafayette officer reported he had the suspect in his vehicle, when the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the officer several times.  The officer was able to pull his gun and shoot the suspect, who was killed.


The sheriff says The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was involved in the investigation.  He also tells us the officer involved is expected to survive.


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