Union president says Miami officer stabbed in face at casino

Author: the associated press
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MIAMI (AP) – A Miami police officer is recovering after being stabbed in the face by a patron at Magic City Casino.

Miami Fraternal Order of Police President Javier Ortiz said via email that the officer also discharged his gun to protect himself and the public early Thursday.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1npbFc4 ) reports witnesses told investigators the customer had been in the poker room and became aggressive after being asked to leave. The officer was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police have not released any details about the incident.

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