Man arrested after trying to stab officer in neck, Orlando police say

Man described by police as 'depressed,' wanted to be killed by officers, cops say


ORLANDO, Fla. – A "depressed" man was arrested on Wednesday morning after authorities say he tried to stab an Orlando police officer in the neck.

Jake A. Leblanc, 52, was arrested on charges of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer, armed burglary with a weapon, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting officer with violence, according to a tweet from Orlando Police Department.

The incident occurred at the OPD Lake Nona substation on Narcoossee Road just after 10:30 a.m.

Leblanc knocked on the door, yanked the door open further and forced his way inside the substation and attempted to stab the officer in the neck with a knife, police said.

Another officer in the building Tased Leblanc and he was taken into custody.

Leblanc told officers he was aiming for suicide by officer because he didn't want to live anymore, according to the report.

The officer will make a full recovery and only suffered minor injuries.

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