Suspect killed after stabbing Edgecombe County deputy, sheriff’s office says

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TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A Edgecombe County deputy shot and killed a man who stabbed another deputy Thursday afternoon near Tarboro, officials said.

The deputy was called to a home around 2 p.m. in the 4300 block of McNair Road. A caller reported the suspect was chasing a family member with a knife.

When the deputy arrived at the home, the suspect stabbed the deputy.

A second deputy on scene then shot and killed the suspect, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputy was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. He is said to be stable.

The SBI has been called to investigate.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Cleveland Atkinson will hold a press conference on the incident Friday at 11 a.m.

CBS 17 has a crew at the scene and will update this story as it develops.

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