Police chief stabbed in face after answering his door, cops say

Chief Franco Fuda attempted to arrest the man but then saw him holding a “sharp pointy object,” according to authorities

By Simone Jasper
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina police chief was stabbed in the face with an ice pick when he answered his door, officials say.

Franco Fuda was in his Charleston-area home — on-duty, putting on equipment and wearing his uniform — when he heard someone knock on Monday, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report.

That’s when Fuda, chief of the Bonneau Police Department, saw a man in his front yard who had been on a “trespass notice” for his property, the report said.

The man, identified by authorities as Forrest Bowman, allegedly said the police chief was “going to die.”

When Fuda got his phone to call 911, police say, the man hit him. The police chief attempted to arrest Bowman and then saw him holding a “sharp pointy object,” according to authorities.

The incident report says Bowman used an ice pick to stab the police chief in the face. Photos shared with WCSC and WCIV show Fuda with blood under his left eye.

Bowman is accused of running to a home and barricading himself inside. He was later caught and charged with attempted murder, according to the sheriff’s office.

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