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Police: Man attacked Edinburg police officer with a knife, officer shot him several times

A man attacked an Edinburg police officer with a knife Sunday morning, prompting the officer to shoot him several times, according to information released by the Edinburg Police Department.

At 5:23 a.m. Sunday, an Edinburg police officer responded to a "weapons call" on the 800 block of North 14th Street, according to a statement released by Assistant Chief Oscar Trevino, a spokesman for the police department.

After the officer arrived, a man attempted to stab the officer with a knife, according to the statement.

"The officer discharged his weapon in fear for his life," according to the statement. "The suspect sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was immediately transported to a local hospital where he is currently in stable condition."

The police department didn't release the man's name, the officer's name or any other information about the incident.

Edinburg asked the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office to investigate the shooting.

"No interviews will be conducted and no further information will be released at this time," according to the statement.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with the time the incident occurred.

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