MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say an officer has been stabbed while trying to take a man into custody.

Police Director Michael Rallings said officers were called to a home Tuesday night by someone who said her son had a weapon and was speaking erratically.

Rallings said a 33-year-old man fled into the house when officers arrived. Rallings said the man threw what resembled fireworks at officers.

Officers used a Taser on the man, with no effect. Rallings said the man stabbed a 39-year-old officer in the upper torso as he was being arrested.

Rallings said the officer was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said he was stable.

The man had not been charged as of late Tuesday. The officer and suspect have not been named.

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