3 Hamilton police officers have knife wounds to face and head after downtown altercation

Three Hamilton police officers have knife injuries to the face and head, but are in stable condition after an incident with a “person in crisis” in downtown Hamilton.

Hamilton Paramedic Service has confirmed that four people, including three police officers, were assessed around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Const. Krista-Lee Ernst said she couldn’t confirm the specifics of the injuries, except to say they were on the face and head. 

Dave Thompson from Hamilton Paramedic Service confirmed that paramedics treated four people. 

“Paramedics treated four patients for various injuries, [and] three patients were subsequently transported to hospital,” he said in an email. “Three of the patients assessed being Hamilton police officers.”

“Our thoughts continue to be with all involved this afternoon.”  

Police tweeted that they answered a call about a “person in crisis” at James Street North and Cannon Street East.

More to come.

(Dan Taekema/CBC)

(Dan Taekema/CBC)

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