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Seattle Transit Officer Stabbed After Trying To Wake Up Passenger

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Stock image of ambulance. (Credit: David Dermer/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — The King County sheriff’s office says a Metro transit officer who was stabbed Friday at a Seattle bus shelter has been released from Harborview Medical Center.

Spokeswoman Cindi West says the sergeant will recover.

The officer who went to awaken a sleeping man was stabbed in the shoulder and also suffered a cut hand.

The officer held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. They recovered two knives at the scene, in the Wallingford neighborhood.

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