Jacksonville, FL – A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office officer was stabbed in the neck during a riot in Jacksonville Saturday.
Sheriff Williams said that the initially peaceful protest turned ugly at around 6:30 p.m. when 200 protesters started throwing rocks and destroying police cars, according to WOKV.
One of the officers was stabbed and slashed in the neck during the attack.
The condition of the wounded officer has not been released.
No further information has been released about the suspect.
The Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville Loge 5-30 posted to Facebook about the riot.
“We protected their rights to peacefully protest today and it has quickly morphed into a violent situation where an officer was stabbed, police cars burned and property damaged,” the FOP lodge said. “The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and our community will not tolerate those who wish to cause this chaos. Peace will be restored.”
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