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Accused Cop Stabber Terrance Hale Arraigned on Attempted Murder Charges

By DNAinfo Staff on April 21, 2012 9:46am

By Sonja Sharp and Paul Lomax


MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT - The Harlem man accused of stabbing  a New York City police officer in the head was arraigned Friday on charges of attempted murder in Manhattan Criminal Court, where it was revealed a grand jury returned an indictment against him. 

Terrance Hale, 26, was charged with stabbing Officer Eder Loor, 28, in the left temple with a 3 1/2 inch blade on Tuesday after Loor and his partner responded to a 911 call from Hale's mother, who told police her son was acting erratically and needed to be hospitalized.  

Loor's partner said he saw Hale punch Loor in the head and that Loor's head was bleeding "profusely," court documents say.

Another officer on the scene of the stabbing said she saw Loor "holding his bleeding head with one hand and holding a knife with his other hand," saying, "He stabbed me.  He stabbed me," according to the criminal complaint.

Assistant District Attorney Linda Mitchell said in court that grand jury had already indicted Hale.  He was ordered held without bail until his Supreme Court arraignment in May.

 Hale, who has a long history of mental illness, was held at Bellevue until Friday.