Man tries to stab firefighter

California authorities say a man allegedly tried to stab a firefighter who was trying to save him from a house fire near Sacramento.

Posted: Jan 1, 2018 5:24 PM

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) - California authorities say a man allegedly tried to stab a firefighter who was trying to save him from a house fire near Sacramento.


The Sacramento Bee reports police previously responded Sunday to the home in Citrus Heights for a welfare check, but the man inside refused to talk to officers.

Police Sgt. Wesley Herman says after the blaze broke out, firefighters encountered the man in a hallway. Herman says the man tried to attack a firefighter with a knife.

The suspect was subdued and hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation. He could face charges including assault with a deadly weapon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

___

Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press)

Article Comments

Chico
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 61°
Red Bluff
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 80°
Willows
Broken Clouds
79° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 79°
Major cooling trend ahead for your first full week of summer
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events