Woman Charged After Alleged Knife Attack on North Carolina Police Officer

A woman is facing multiple charges after police said she attacked an officer with a knife in Waynesville, North Carolina – near Asheville – on January 24.

The Waynesville Police Department said a police officer observed a woman walking in the middle of Russ Avenue shortly after 12:30 pm Monday afternoon.

When the officer exited his vehicle and asked if she needed assistance, the woman refused to leave the road, yelled obscenities at the officer, and “begged” him to shoot her.

Police said the suspect, named as Faith Nicole Wilson, then pulled out a knife and threatened to kill the officer, lunged at him, and ignored commands to drop the weapon.

Another officer struck Wilson with a police vehicle at low speed and knocked her to the ground.

Police said Wilson stabbed an officer’s hand as they tried to wrestle away the knife.

Wilson was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault with physical injury to a law enforcement officer, and resisting a public officer. Credit: Meagan Boyer via Storyful

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