Two officers arrived in the 3500 block of Ambra Way and contacted the caller. Suddenly the male individual physically attacked one of the officers without any provocation, police said.
Officers subdued the man and took him into custody.
Last night Officers responded to call in the 3500 block of Ambra Way. A male was asking for help with what he believed was a mental health crisis.— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) June 5, 2021
Two Officers arrived and contacted the male. Suddenly and without provocation the male physically attacked one of the Officers. pic.twitter.com/SWNKocMIY1
The stabbed officer sustained a moderate non-life threatening injury. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was released.
The suspect is receiving a mental health evaluation and will be booked for assault with a deadly weapon on an officer.
Authorities say both officers have had Crisis Intervention Training, highlighting the dangers officers face while responding to welfare checks.