CLARK, N.J. — A knife-wielding man shot and wounded by a police officer is now facing several charges.
Union County prosecutors say Clark police encountered 36-year-old township resident Emmanuel Goda around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, when they responded to reports of a man threatening local residents and lunging at passing vehicles with a knife.
The officers repeatedly ordered Goda to drop the knife. But he allegedly refused and advanced toward one of them.
One officer fired a single shot, striking Goda in the torso.
Goda was being treated at a hospital for injuries that are not considered life-threatening. No officers or residents were injured, but two police officers were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Goda is charged with attempted murder, attempted aggravated assault and two weapons offenses. His bail was set at $600,000 and it wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney.