Ala. fire captain stabbed at station

Officials say the captain tried to intervene when a man threatened another firefighter with a knife


Howard Koplowitz
Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

MOBILE, Ala. — A 61-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault Monday after he allegedly stabbed a Mobile fire captain, police and fire officials said.

Ronald Hurd, 61, was charged with second-degree assault, two counts of menacing and second-degree possession of marijuana in connection with the stabbing of the fire captain at the station at 57 South Lafayette St., police said.

A Mobile fire captain was stabbed in the hand at a fire station while trying to stop a man who was threatening another firefighter, officials say. (Photo/Mobile Fire Rescue Facebook)
A Mobile fire captain was stabbed in the hand at a fire station while trying to stop a man who was threatening another firefighter, officials say. (Photo/Mobile Fire Rescue Facebook)

Hurd allegedly pulled out a knife at the station around 3:20 a.m. Monday and threatened another firefighter. When the captain went to intervene, he was cut on the hand. Hurd then allegedly threatened another firefighter with the knife before fleeing.

A fire department spokesman said the captain’s name was not being publicly released.

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