Man accused of stabbing Lexington officer to face a judge Monday

Michael Terry
Michael Terry(WKYT)
Published: Jul. 7, 2019 at 12:50 PM EDT
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A Lexington police officer suffered significant injuries after being stabbed.

Officers were called to St. Joseph East Hospital on North Eagle Creek Drive Sunday morning on a report of a disorderly patient in the emergency room.

When officers went to arrest Michael B. Terry, 29, he allegedly pulled out a sharp object and stabbed one of the officers in the upper torso.

Nurses acted quickly to get the wounded officer to UK Hospital. Along with his family, several members of his police family are with him right now in a show of support.

"You still feel the pain. You know that in any situation, that can happen to one of us," said Sgt. Donnell Gordon with Lexington Police. "We understand the consequences of this job, and we just want to let him know that we support him and we support his family."

The officer, who has not been identified, is reported to be stable and alert at this time.

Terry was arrested and taken to the Fayette Co. Detention Center. He faces several charges including assault of a police officer.

Terry is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.