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HPD officer assaulted, suspect charged with attempted murder

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A Huntsville Police officer was cut with a knife during a fight Thursday night.

The incident happened at the Quizno's Subs at the 4300 block of University Drive around 7 p.m. Officer Jonathan Sallis was responding to a call when he was assaulted by a man who was armed with a knife. Officers later identified the man as Olusola Kuponiyi, 39.

The officer then called for backup as the altercation continued. Dozens of police cars responded to the scene and blocked off adjoining streets.

Investigators searched the area around Kuponiyi's vehicle before loading it onto a tow truck.

Officials said the Sallis suffered a cut to the left forearm and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released. They said Kuponiyi suffered minor cuts as well, and was arrested shortly after being discharged.

Kuponiyi was charged with attempt to commit murder and is being held in the Madison County Jail. No bond has been set.

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