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Man threatens officer with box cutter

An Albany Police Officer was threatened with a box cutter Tuesday night on Corn Ave. (Source: WALB) An Albany Police Officer was threatened with a box cutter Tuesday night on Corn Ave. (Source: WALB)
Officials said training helped the officer handle the situation with no one being hurt. (Source: WALB) Officials said training helped the officer handle the situation with no one being hurt. (Source: WALB)
Lt. Victor Camp with the Albany Police (Source: WALB) Lt. Victor Camp with the Albany Police (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany Police officer was threatened by a man with a box cutter Tuesday night.  

Officials said training helped the officer handle the situation with no one being hurt.

38 year old James Bradshaw wad charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, obstruction and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Police said Bradshaw was intoxicated around 11 p.m. Tuesday when he threatened to cut Corporal Craig Billsby in the alley behind the 700 block of Corn Avenue.

The officer pulled his gun, pressed his emergency radio button and finally talked Bradshaw into dropping the box cutter.  

"We got families and loved ones that we want to go home to when we finish our shift.  But if we can resolve that situation in a calm manner, and everybody walks away from it, that's a good day," said Lt. Victor Camp with the Albany Police.

Bradshaw reportedly fought officers as he was handcuffed, but no one was injured.

Bradshaw is being held in the Dougherty County jail.

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