Police: Maryland officer shoots knife-wielding suspect

CAPE ST. CLAIRE, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a police officer shot and wounded a knife-wielding suspect over the weekend.

Anne Arundel County police spokeswoman Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said officers were dispatched to a home in Cape St. Claire on Sunday after a caller reported an ex-boyfriend outside their house.

Davis said the suspect also called 911 and said he had a gun. The spokeswoman said that when officers arrived, the suspect ran around a police car and charged at an officer with a knife.

The officer fired and struck the suspect, who was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening wounds. The officer was placed on administrative leave.

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