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Police: Arkansas man charged in attempted stabbing

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Fayetteville police have arrested a man they say tried to stab an officer after being shot with a Taser.

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor tells KHOG-TV (http://bit.ly/Y3Zc0u ) 34-year-old Jason Clampit was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with attempted capital murder, fleeing, carrying a weapon and resisting arrest.

Tabor says Clampit pulled out a knife when approached by an officer at a convenience store. Clampit tried to run and fell to the ground after the officer shot him with a Taser.

Police say Clampit then tried to stab the officer before fleeing from the scene. He was later arrested while riding as a passenger in a car.

He is being held in the Washington County Jail. Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney.

Information from: KHOG-TV, http://www.4029tv.com

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