Atlanta, Ga. (CBS46) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting involving an Atlanta police officer. Police said an officer shot a woman armed with two knives after she allegedly stabbed two people.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Greyhound bus stop on Forsyth Street in downtown Atlanta. According to GBI, the woman entered the Greyhound bus stop, approached the counter and stabbed a man and a woman. The victims were able to run away.
Officers were called to the scene to respond to an altercation with a weapon.
A responder saw a woman outside the bus stop holding two knives and immediately instructed her to drop the weapon. Police said she would not listen to orders to lower the knife and as she got closer, an officer shot and wounded her.
APD Deputy Director Timothy Peek said: “We never want to have to use force, but when we find ourselves in that unfortunate situation, we will do our best to deal with it.”
The woman, along with the two people who were stabbed, were taken to the hospital for evaluation. They are stable, but their condition is unknown. No Greyhound employee was injured.
The officer was not injured.
This is the 12th shooting involving an officer that the GBI has been called to investigate so far in 2022 and the fourth in the state this week.
Greyhound issued the following statement:
“We are devastated by the events that occurred last night at our Atlanta terminal because the safety and security of our customers and team members is our top priority. I’m working closely with local authorities as they continue to investigate last night’s incident.”
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