2 NJ police officers injured; Man charged in Lakewood alleged knife attack

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LAKEWOOD, N.J —A New Jersey man has been charged with attempted murder in an alleged knife attack on two police officers, authorities said.

Lakewood police officials said the officers were called to a home shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday by a woman who said her son had been acting erratically. Police allege that the man emerged from his room and attacked both officers with a 12-inch knife, leaving them with head and facial injuries.

After a standoff extended into early Sunday, pepper spray was delivered through a window and the man surrendered, police said.

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