Shootout, knife attack follow incident on Breathitt County road

BREATHITT CO., Ky. (WYMT) Police are investigating after a roadway incident led to one man attacking another with a knife and subsequently being shot.

Police said a man ran another vehicle off Highway 15 near the Walmart in Jackson, Kentucky Friday morning. After running the other man off the road, we're told he approached and attacked him with a knife.

Police say his intended victim had a gun and shot his attacker, who then fled. The alleged shooter is at the Jackson Police station talking with police.

Police are not sure what led to the attack and shooting.

WKYT is tracking the investigation and will update you with more details as they become available.

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