A man wielding a knife was shot in the arm by a Hanford police officer on Wednesday afternoon, said Hanford Police Chief Parker Sever.
The suspect, who was not initially named, pending notification of his family, was transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition, said Hanford Police Sgt. Justin Vallin.
No officers were injured, Sever said.
The suspect was described as a 34-year-old Hispanic male from Kings County who is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
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Sever said officers responded around 2:30 p.m. to an altercation at Huggys, on the 100 block of North Douty Street. While there, three officers fired Taser electric shock rounds at the suspect before one of the officers fired his gun, hitting the man once in the arm, Sever said.
Vallin said the man pulled out a large knife after a female bartender asked to see his identification card. The bartender fell to the ground but didn’t suffer any major injuries. No one else within the bar was injured, Vallin said.
It’s not yet known if the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Sever said standard protocol is that all officers present at the scene – approximately five – will be placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, by the Kings County critical incident response team.