ATLANTA — An Atlanta Police officer shot a woman believed to have stabbed two people prior to arriving on the scene at a Greyhound bus station in Downtown, authorities said.
Police said a fight broke out inside the station when a woman stabbed a man and woman around 10:30 p.m. at the bus station off Forsyth Street.
Both victims were able to run out the back door of the bus station and the woman went out the front door of the bus station a short time later, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. The woman remained outside the bus station, still holding knives in her hands.
Once an officer arrived on scene, the woman ignored commands to drop the knives and approached the officer holding both weapons in her hand. That's when the officer fired one shot, striking the woman. She was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and is in stable condition. The stabbing victims are also in stable condition, the GBI said.
"We never want to have to use force but when we have those situations to where we're placed in those unfortunate situations. We do the best we can to resolve them," Deputy Chief Timothy Peek said.
The GBI will continue the investigation for APD. This is the second officer-involved shooting they've investigated for the department this week. On Monday, officer David Rodgers was shot six times by a known gang member, they said.
In a statement, Greyhound said they were "devastated" and working with law enforcement on the investigation.
"We are devastated by the events that occurred yesterday evening at our Atlanta station as the safety and security of our customers and team members is our top priority. We are currently working closely with local authorities as they continue to investigate last night’s incident."
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