WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Man Sentenced For Stabbing 2 Mpls. Park Police Officers

View Comments
(credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Fleetwood Mac Returns To Minnesota
  2. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 1, 2014
  3. Tune Up Your Furnace, Help The Environment
  4. Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center Opens In Minneapolis Today
  5. Minneapolis, St. Paul Make The Top 10 For 'Coffee Snobs'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man who ambushed and stabbed two Minneapolis park police officers has been sentenced.

On Friday, Marsenior Johnson was sentenced to serve 17-and-a-half years in prison. In early March, a jury in Hennepin County Thursday convicted Johnson of attempted murder and assault.

Johnson, 39, lured the officers to Minnehaha Parkway last August with a fake 911 call that he had been robbed, then attacked the two officers with a knife.

A criminal complaint says Johnson first stabbed Officer James Huber, whose protective vest prevented the knife from penetrating his chest.

Johnson then stabbed Officer Katherine Hammes in the upper back and was shot three times by Officer Huber. Hammes suffered a stab wound and a concussion.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,875 other followers