A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.
The officer was sitting in a marked police car when the man used the ax to shatter the driver’s side window, said Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who described the attack as an ambush. (story continued below video)
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The officer spotted the man briefly before the attack and believed he was carrying a baseball bat, Lanier said. The officer drove into an alley in an attempt to follow him but did not see the man again until the ax hit the car, Lanier said.
The officer chased the man and tackled him and was injured in the struggle, police said.
Police don’t have a good description of the man, and Lanier said investigators were pursuing 30 to 40 leads, including some generated by tips from the public. The FBI offered help with the investigation if needed.
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