Man shot in Lisbon metro after trying to stab police

Written By Lara Silva

On Thursday afternoon, a man was shot by PSP police officers after attempting to stab a law enforcement officer and threatening several passengers of the Lisbon Metro with a large knife.

The incident took place at Bela Vista station, and the suspect’s escape into the tunnel led to the suspension of Red Line services between 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

According to a statement released by PSP, officers were alerted to the incident at 6:07 p.m. Upon the police’s arrival, the 54-year-old man fled into the Bela Vista metro station.

“As he was intercepted, the individual maintained his aggressive and uncooperative behavior, even inflicting a stab wound on one of the officers, cutting his uniform in the abdominal area,” explained the authorities.

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The police chased him down the subway line and then fired shots at the suspect, “hitting him in both legs.”

Both the apprehended individual, who was later transferred to a hospital, and one of the involved police officers received medical treatment and are doing well. 

The authorities are investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding the suspect’s actions.

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