Port Huron police: Man attacked officers with knife before getting shot

Officer shot man in self-defense

A Port Huron police officer shot a man in self-defense Saturday. The man reportedly attacked officers with a knife after stabbing himself first, police said.  

PORT HURON, Mich. - A Port Huron police officer shot a man in self-defense Saturday after he reportedly attacked officers with a knife after stabbing himself first, police said.  

Police responded to the McDonald's on Pine Grove Avenue about 7:30 a.m. after receiving calls about a man stabbing himself. That is when officers were attacked by the man with a knife.

Port Huron Police Chief Joe Platzer said one officer was forced to shoot the man in self-defense. 

A Lexington, Mich. man who was shot by police after charging Port Huron officers with a knife is facing multiple charges. (WDIV)

 

According to reports, police were chasing one person in the area. The incident happened near the Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, where a lot of police were spotted. Police had about four blocks blocked off while investigating the incident. 

The man was taken to a hospital. No officers were injured. 

The public is being asked to avoid the area of Pine Grove Avenue between the I-94 connector and Hancock Street. Michigan State Police are involved in the investigation. 

If you have any information call police at 810-984-2378.