A police officer is stabbed, but his bullet proof vest saved his life.
"I just heard him screaming up there and stomping and stuff. Which he does all the time cuz he's not all there," says neighbor Jessie who heard the standoff.
A scary situation for Vienna Police Officer Jeremy Bradley. Late Saturday night he responded to a call of a possible domestic disturbance on 14th street in Vienna. When he arrived, the suspect, 38 year old Donovan McClung answered.
"Opened the door, immediately stepped out. Stuck a knife into Jeremy's abdomen area and then retreated into the apartment and shut the door," says Vienna Police Sgt. Scott Hughes.
Police say McClung refused to come back outside, and a standoff took place. Neighbors say he hasn't been taking his medications.
"He starts talking to himself. He's been off his meds since Monday. So him not being on his meds probably didn't anything at all. That's why he was freaking out," Jessie says.
During the standoff, police say McClung shouted; "I will kill you, I will kill all of you," but neighbors say he's really a good guy, he just needs some help with his mental problems.
"He's a really nice guy. He's never done anything to me or my kids. he'd probably give you the shirt off his back if he had it," Jesse adds.
"That's probably why he tried to stab the cop because he said he didn't want to go back to the mental institution."
McClung was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Fortunately, Officer Bradley walked away without getting hurt.
"He was not injured. The knife penetrated into his vest but went no farther than his vest," Sgt. Hughes says.
McClung didn't post his 350,000 dollar bond.
Neighbors say during the standoff, police evacuated the entire apartment building. Police say, no one was injured during the incident.