Janesville officer shoots knife-wielding suspect after crash near I-90

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — A Janesville Police Officer shot a man armed with a knife after the suspect crashed his car near the intersection of HWY 14 and I-39/I-90 Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Police said at 2:45 p.m, officers were dispatched to a traffic accident. According to police, a male suspect exited the vehicle and armed himself with a knife.

During the attempt to take the suspect into custody, a Janesville officer opened fire.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, police said in a news release.

A Janesville officer is also said to be injured, but police did not detail the extent of their injuries.

Police say US HWY 14/Humes Road will be closed for several hours between N. Pontiac Dr. and Deerfield Drive for several hours.


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