Police ID Officer Who Shot Man Who Rushed Him With Knife in New Haven | NECN

Police ID Officer Who Shot Man Who Rushed Him With Knife in New Haven

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    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016)

    State police have identified the New Haven police officer who shot the man police said rushed him with a knife.

    Officers and paramedic responded to an apartment complex at Ferry and Grafton streets around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a report of a mentally disturbed man who was threatening suicide and a man with a knife rushed a police officer, according to Laurence Grotheer, New Haven's director of communications.

    Officials identified the knife-wielding man as 38-year-old Roberto Orsini-Rodriguez.

    Authorities said Officer Brian Jackson, a four-year member of the department,  acted in self-defense and Orsini-Rodriguez, who was alert and conscious when he was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He remains in stable condition.

    No emergency responders were injured. State police said the Jackson was transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

    Connecticut State police detectives from Central District Major Crimes have responded to investigate the incident.