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Rancho Cucamonga sheriff’s sergeant stabbed during confrontation outside Hobby Lobby

By in Press Enterprise on October 30, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

A Rancho Cucamonga sheriff’s station sergeant was stabbed Monday morning while conducting a welfare check on a person outside the Hobby Lobby near Haven Avenue and Foothill Boulevard, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials.

The attacker was taken into custody and the wounded sergeant was flown to a trauma center. A sheriff’s tweet indicates the sergeant may have fired on the armed person, but the attacker was not hurt.

#SBCSD @RanchoPD Sgt injured during call&OIS occurred. Suspect uninjured&arrested. Sgt taken to a hospital for treatment. PIO enroute.

— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) October 30, 2017

A large crime scene was set up in the parking lot of the shopping area in the 10600 E Foothill Boulevard.

Sheriff’s officials said the sergeant was in the area for a welfare check, or to check on the wellbeing of a person, when the attack took place. It wasn’t clear of the subject of the check was the person who stabbed the sheriff’s official.

This story is developing. Check back later as further information is made available.

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