Knife-Wielding Man Confronts Jogging Cops

Thursday, Jul 1, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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Knife-Wielding Man Confronts Jogging Cops

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A man who wrongly accused three people he saw jogging in Tyler of attacking him faces charges after the trio turned out to be off-duty police officers.

Tyler police say the three officers were jogging early Thursday when a man on foot approached them and started cursing, claiming they had earlier assaulted him.

Sgt. Jeff Callaway says the joggers identified themselves as police officers and produced badges.

Callaway says the suspect then pulled a knife, said he didn't care if they were officers and moved toward them.

One of the officers displayed a firearm to stop the man.

Callaway says the suspect, who then dropped the knife and surrendered, was taken into custody and will face three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.

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