SHARONVILLE, Ohio (WLWT) – Interstate 75 southbound is closed near the Sharon Road exit after an officer-involved shooting.
WLWT News 5’s Karin Johnson said Glendale Chief Dave Warman told her that a Glendale officer stopped to talk to a man he saw walking on the southbound side of the highway.
Warman said the officer offered the man a ride, but an altercation arose over checking the man’s bag before he got into the cruiser. The officer said the man then produced a knife and the officer shot him once, Warman said.
Warman said the man was taken to UC Medical Center for treatment. There is no word on his condition. Warman said the man was in surgery, so investigators have not confirmed his identity.
The officer was not hurt, Warman said. He was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed.
The knife was found along the side of the road. Officials said it was about 8-12 inches long.
Warman said the officer involved has been with the force part-time for about four years and was promoted to full-time in January.
During a news conference, officials said the officer is 31 years old.
Warman said the officer was wearing a body camera and the police cruiser has a camera as well. Video from both will be examined as part of the investigation.
For a time, both directions of the highway were closed as officers responded.
According to Hamilton County Major Mike Horton, investigators are doing 3D mapping and collecting items from the scene.
Northbound lanes reopened just before 1:45 p.m., but traffic remains slow.
Hamilton County Emergency Management said on Twitter that SB I-75 will be closed at I-275 for an unknown amount of time.
Authorities said traffic is being diverted to eastbound and westbound I-275 while they continue the investigation.