Colorado Man with Koran Recites Islamic Text Then Stabs Cop in Side (VIDEO)
Hudson Taylor Clark had visited Islamic websites online.
A Colorado judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the man who stabbed a Canon City police officer.
Canon City Daily reported:
District Judge David Thorson ordered a psychiatric evaluation Wednesday for the man who was shot multiple times after allegedly stabbing a Cañon City police officer.
The results of the evaluation are expected to be in by Hudson Taylor Clark’s status conference, which is set for 8:45 a.m. April 15.
Clark made “Islamic-type statements” prior to the stabbing incident, according to police.
At about 2 p.m. Dec. 6, the suspect’s family told law enforcement that they were worried because Clark left his residence in Penrose and said he wasn’t going to return. They said Clark was mentally disturbed, according to Cañon City Police Department Chief Paul Schultz.
At about 3:30 p.m., he allegedly stole a holster from Victory Defense, a police supply store.
“One (clerk) walked up to him, tapped him on the back of the shoulder.” Schultz said. “He turned around, he pulled out an open knife on this clerk and said, ‘Don’t touch me or I’ll cut you.’ He then took another step toward the clerk.”
Clark then left the scene, Schultz said, and was found 10 minutes later at the intersection of Ute and Raynolds by CCPD Cpl. Andrew Sanders.
“Mr. Clark did not respond to the officer’s commands to stop and talk to him,” he said. “Our officer went up, tapped him on the shoulder. He turned around with a eight-inch knife … Then without saying anything, stabbed Corporal Sanders under the left arm toward the armpit and then continued to encroach upon him.”
Schultz said the officer told him to stop after he was injured, but he didn’t comply.
“He continued to encroach upon Corporal Sanders with the knife, which was open obviously,” he said. “Corporal Sanders then fired his handgun in self-defense, striking Mr. Clark five times.”
He was shot twice in the left arm, once in the right arm, once in the abdomen and a bullet grazed across his chest, Schultz said.