Man shot attacking East Longmeadow cop

Ahern is known to East Longmeadow police for his history of confrontations with police

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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – An East Longmeadow police officer shot and wounded a man who had attacked another officer with a knife.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni notified 22News about Friday night’s incident.

59 year old Clifford Ahern is in critical but stable condition at Baystate Medical Center.

Gulluni said officers were serving Ahern with an assault and battery warrant when Ahern lunged at the officer with a knife, inflicting an injury. The slash wound was minor.

The D.A. went on to say that Ahern is known to East Longmeadow police for his history of confrontations with police and his history of violent criminal offenses.