Chicago police officer responding to burglary call in Woodlawn is wounded in knife attack

The officer was at a home where a break-in was reported in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue. He suffered minor cuts and was hospitalized in good condition.

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A Chicago police officer was wounded Sunday by a home intruder wielding a knife in Woodlawn.

Officers responded to a person calling for help about 12:15 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue, where they found a 56-year-old man inside a home trying to take items, Chicago police said.

The man approached the officers wielding a knife, leading to one officer suffering small cuts to the head, bicep and forearm, police said.

The officer, whose age wasn’t released, was taken to a nearby hospital in good condition, police said.

The attacker was taken into custody, and charges are pending.

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