Columbus Cop Returns to Work After Saw Attack
Updated: Tuesday, April 23 2013, 08:04 PM EDT
COLUMBUS -- A police sergeant is back on the job after being attacked by a suspect with a hand saw.
Columbus Sgt. Mark Cartwright told ABC 6/FOX 28 he was running after shooting suspect Donivin Cunningham on April 19 when the chase led him into a dark, windowless shed.
According to the Cartwright, after entering the shed and ordering Cunningham to the ground, the officer was hit in the head, face, and arm with a then unknown object.
"I never saw the saw. I had no idea what he was hitting me with," Cartwright said. "Detectives noticed the saw was there and had a little bit of gray hair on it."
Cartwright's fellow officers entered the shed after the attack, where they used their tasers to debilitate the suspect.
Cartwright learned the saw was used in the attack after Cunningham was apprehended. He said, if he had seen the saw in the suspect's hands, he would have fired his gun in self-defense.
Cartwright returned to duty after receiving a tetanus shot. Cunningham is behind bars on $200,000 bail.
Reporter: Lisa Rantala
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