Crest Hill, IL – A Crest Hill police officer’s femoral artery was slashed by a knife-wielding attacker at the scene of a domestic violence complaint on Monday night, according to police.
The 911 dispatchers said they heard someone in the background commenting about “suicide by police,” as well as arguing and crying, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO).
Officers responded to the 1400-block of Pioneer Road and made contact with Parks just before a physical altercation erupted, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Investigators said they believe Parks attacked one of the officers in order to provoke police into using deadly force against him.
One officer’s femoral artery was cut when Parks plunged a knife into his leg, the Chicago Tribune reported.
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