Officer recovering after struggle with man who had knife

Posted at 4:58 AM, Jul 16, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington officer is recovering after struggling with a man who had a knife on Monday.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Versailles Road at Halls Lane.

According to an arrest citation, John Black had an open alcohol beverage in public and walked into the road with a knife.

Police said when they tried to get Black out of the road, he resisted and fought them.

In the process, an officer was cut with a knife on the hand.

Black was arrested and has been charged with:

  • Alcohol intoxication in a public place
  • Assault of a police officer in the third degree
  • Resisting arrest
  • Wanton endangerment of a police officer in the second degree