Police ID Officer Who Shot Man Who Rushed Him With Knife in New Haven

State police have identified the New Haven police officer who shot the man police said rushed him with a knife.

Officers and paramedic responded to an apartment complex at Ferry and Grafton streets around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to investigate a report of a mentally disturbed man who was threatening suicide and a man with a knife rushed a police officer, according to Laurence Grotheer, New Haven's director of communications.

Officials identified the knife-wielding man as 38-year-old Roberto Orsini-Rodriguez.

Authorities said Officer Brian Jackson, a four-year member of the department,  acted in self-defense and Orsini-Rodriguez, who was alert and conscious when he was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He remains in stable condition.

No emergency responders were injured. State police said the Jackson was transported to the hospital as a precaution. 

Connecticut State police detectives from Central District Major Crimes have responded to investigate the incident.

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