MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected in the stabbing of a police officer with the Florida East Coast railroad line
Raul Guerra, 42, was hospitalized Wednesday after he was stabbed in the arm. Guerra was checking into some ‘suspicious’ activity on the tracks at NE 2nd Avenue and 72nd Street.
According to FEC police officials, people have been putting objects on the tracks to make the train stop so they can jump onto the train. Officer Guerra spotted this group of people attempting to stop the train in this manner when he approached them.
Most of the group ran away but one confronted him and stabbed the officer in the arm.
“The officer was able to deflect any type of attack that was attempted on him and as a result saved his life because this injury could have been more dangerous if it had struck him anywhere in the middle of the body or in the face,” said Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll. “He was able to protect himself by putting his arm up.”
The officer was able to make it back to his radio and call for help. Miami Fire Rescue took the injured officer to North Shore Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Police set up a six block perimeter around the scene of the stabbing.
None of the suspects were located.