Police investigating stabbing

Dec. 12, 2012 @ 05:24 PM

Rutherfordton police and the SBI are on the scene of a stabbing and an assault that happened on  NC 108 near Rutherford Regional Medical Center at about 4:30 p.m.

According to Rutherfordton police, a psychiatric patient ran from the hospital's emergency room, fleeing along toward the entrance to Willow Ridge on NC 108.

When officers arrived at the scene, one officer was assaulted about his face. Police said the patient was stabbing during the altercation.

The officer and patient were both taken to the hospital's emergency room for treatment.