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Omaha Police: man cut officer with a knife

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 21:00:08-04
Omaha Police say an officer was on assignment to tow a vehicle near South 22nd Street and I Street around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning when the owner of the vehicle came outside of a home to confront the officer. 
 
Police say the officer called for back-up and the suspect who they identified as 32-year-old Isaias Cortez-Garcia became combative with officers. They say Cortez-Garcia pulled out a knife and cut one of the officers. The officer's wound is not life-threatening.
 
Omaha police say officers tased Cortez-Garcia and placed him in handcuffs. They say they recovered the knife and methamphetamine. He was booked into the Douglas County jail for possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest with a weapon and assault on an officer. 
 
The officer was treated and released for his injury.