Nolensville officer injured by man with knife

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NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nolensville officer was injured after a short pursuit Thursday morning.

According to a release, police were initially called to the 7200 block of Nolensville Road on a welfare check of a man with known mental health concerns.

Police said officers made contact with the 48-year-old before he fled in a vehicle. Authorities said he was driving erratically and endangering the public.

A short pursuit ended in the 2600 block of Sanford Road after the individual exited his vehicle and allegedly approached Officer David Hazlett. At that point, police said Hazlett was trapped inside his vehicle.

Police said the suspect, who was armed with a knife, attempted to stab the officer multiple times. A release stated Hazlett then accelerated his vehicle in an effort to get away from the suspect.

The suspect put the knife down as he was confronted by other responding officers. He was ultimately taken into custody after police say he resisted arrest.

Both he and the officer were checked out by medical personnel and released. The officer sustained a minor superficial wound.

The man is expected to face charges.

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