Shortly after 9 PM this evening, a clash between a knife wielding suspect and New Bedford police sent 2 to the hospital in the area of 96 Cedar St. Reports circulated that the individual that was shot was 15 years of age but that has yet to be confirmed. Officers from the NBPD gang unit opened fire after the suspect turned the knife on the officer and stabbed him in the chest. The officer was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment & the shooting victim was transported to St. Lukes in New Bedford. Scanner transmissions suggested that large crowds were forming and State police officers converged on the area to assist. A large scale crime scene has been established & an investigation is underway.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.