DENVER (CBS4) – A confrontation over trespassing on BNSF Railroad property in Denver on Saturday led to a stabbing and a fatal shooting. Denver police said a railroad police officer detained a suspect on the suspicion of trespassing and found a felony warrant. At that point, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer.
The officer was critically hurt but shot and killed the suspect.READ MORE: A Year After COVID Death, Mike Farley's Family Mourns Lost Opportunities
It happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of East 46th Avenue and National Western Drive, not far from the Washington Street exit of Interstate 70.READ MORE: COVID In Clear Creek County: No Hesitation About Johnson & Johnson Vaccine At Clinic
The person who was killed was described as being in his 50s.MORE NEWS: State Sen. Kerry Donovan Introduces Bill For Commission To Investigate Social Media Complaints
A Denver police spokesman said the railroad has been experiencing problems recently in the area in which people are trespassing on their property and stealing items.