NEW CARROLLTON, Md. - An officer and suspect were stabbed during an altercation in Prince George's County on Friday, according to officials.
Authorities said an officer with the New Carrollton Police Department was involved in a confrontation with a suspect at a Starbucks in the 8400 block of Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.
Police said the officer was in the coffee shop as a customer when the manager approached him and told the officer a man inside the Starbucks had threatened a patron with a knife Thursday evening.
The suspect walked outside and the officer followed him, according to investigators. The officer told the suspect to stop but the suspect continued walking, which officials said led to a confrontation.
The officer used a taser on the suspect but it was not effective, according to officials. During the altercation, police said a knife was pulled and both the officer and suspect were injured by the knife.
It was not clear if the knife belonged to the officer or the suspect.
The officer and suspect were rushed to the hospital where they underwent surgery. Their injuries were described as serious, but both were expected to survive.
The officer, who has been with the police department for four years, was wearing a body camera leading up to the altercation, but authorities said the body camera fell off during the struggle with the suspect. It's not believed that the body camera captured the officer and suspect being injured by the knife, but said several surveillance cameras around the shopping center were being reviewed.
Video sent to FOX 5 by a viewer appears to show the aftermath of the violent confrontation as police take a suspect, whose pants are covered in blood, into custody.
The Prince George's County Police Department took over the investigation at the request of New Carrollton police.