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Maryland deputy recovering, stabbed during distress call

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COLLEGE PARK — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy was stabbed while answering a distress call in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sharon Taylor tells The Washington Post the deputy was taken to a hospital and is doing well after being stabbed early Monday morning in College Park. The deputy also suffered a broken jaw and a couple of fractures.

Taylor says an arrest was not made, but a person was taken into custody to receive psychiatric services as is customary in such calls. The family of the person who was the subject of the call told authorities they were hypoglycemic when the erratic behavior took place.

Distress or emergency petition calls are among the most unpredictable and dangerous because they often involve people in mental anguish.