IMPD officer slashed by man with kitchen knife


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis police officer was cut with a knife during a search for a missing person on the city’s east side Tuesday evening.

The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. in the 800 block of North Bradley Avenue.

Police said they were speaking to the mother of a missing man when he appeared and slashed an officer with a kitchen knife. The officer, six-year IMPD veteran Justin Callahan, had a minor injury to the face and was not taken to the hospital.

The man, identified as 24-year-old Tyshune Neely, fled on foot. Despite a search involving a K-9, police were unable to find the suspect.

Police ask anyone who sees Neely to call 911.