Man charged with attacking Akron humane officer with knife, shovel

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Akron police say a humane officer was attacked on 18th Street, SW near Chandler Avenue on Monday, 3/28/16 (Photo courtesy: FOX 8's Kevin Freeman)

AKRON, Ohio– Akron police say the man accused of assaulting a humane officer has been charged.

McCullen Webb was charged with felonious assault, according to police and Akron Municipal Court records.

Police said Webb attacked an Akron humane law enforcement officer as he was pulled to the side of 18th Street SW near Chandler Avenue to make a telephone call at around 2 p.m. Monday.

While sitting in his car, police said Webb came out and began attacking the officer with a shovel through the window. Webb is also accused of grabbing a knife, using it to cut and stab the humane officer.

The officer called police for help. During that time, the suspect grabbed a barbell from his yard and threw it at the front of the van’s window shattering it.

According to Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards, when Akron officers arrived, the suspect engaged them with a knife. They told him to drop the weapon several times and used a Taser on him. When he continued to approach them, an officer shot Webb in the abdomen.

Webb was taken to Akron General Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The humane officer, later identified as Tim Harland, was also taken to Akron General. His injuries are unknown, but do not appear to be life-threatening either.