A Lexington police officer was assaulted by a man at a hospital emergency room. Lexington police spokeswoman Brenna Angel says in a news release the officer suffered significant injuries in Sunday's attack at St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington but is stable and alert.
29-year-old Michael B. Terry was charged with assault against a police officer, resisting arrest, menacing and disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Fayette County Detention Center. The statement didn't list Terry's hometown. Angel says officers responded to the hospital after a commotion in the emergency room. As officers tried to arrest Terry, he allegedly produced a sharp object and struck one of the officers in the upper torso.