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MTA officer stabbed in eye

Police officers applaud MTA Police Officer John Barnett

Police officers applaud MTA Police Officer John Barnett as he is discharged from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on Thursday. Officer Barnett was stabbed in the eye by an assailant at the Long Island Road Road's Jamaica station on July 4. (July 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

John Barnett, an MTA police officer from Central Islip, was stabbed in the eye by a knife-wielding Bronx man at the Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station on Wednesday morning, MTA officials said. Barnett then shot and killed the assailant. (July 4, 2012)

Police officers applaud MTA Police Officer John Barnett
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police officers applaud MTA Police Officer John Barnett as he is discharged from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on Thursday. Barnett was stabbed in the eye by a Bronx man on July 4 at the Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica station. (July 5, 2012)

John Barnett, the MTA officer from Central Islip
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

John Barnett, the MTA officer from Central Islip who was stabbed in the eye by a knife-wielding assailant July 4, leaves the hospital. (July 5, 2012)

Police officers applaud MTA Police Officer John Barnett
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police officers applaud MTA Police Officer John Barnett as he is discharged from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center on Thursday. Officer Barnett was stabbed in the eye by an assailant at the Long Island Road Road's Jamaica station on July 4. (July 5, 2012)

Officials released a photo of Edgar Owens from
Photo Credit: MTA

Officials released a photo of Edgar Owens from a previous arrest. MTA officials said Owens, who was fatally shot during a struggle at the LIRR station in Jamaica, stabbed MTA Officer John Barnett in the left eye.

Belinda Barnett-Andrea, sister of MTA officer John Barnett,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Belinda Barnett-Andrea, sister of MTA officer John Barnett, speaks to the media outside of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where her brother was undergoing surgery after being stabbed in the eye Wednesday. (July 4, 2012)

MTA executive director Joseph Lhota, right, speaks at
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

MTA executive director Joseph Lhota, right, speaks at a news conference about the stabbing of MTA Officer John Barnett, 45, a 13-year-veteran of the MTA police force. At left is MTA Police Chief Michael Coan. (July 4, 2012)

Police investigate the scene at the LIRR Jamaica
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Police investigate the scene at the LIRR Jamaica station where an MTA officer was stabbed in the eye and his alleged assailant was fatally wounded. (July 4, 2012)

A police spokeswoman said an unnamed MTA officer
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A police spokeswoman said an unnamed MTA officer who was stabbed in the eye at the Jamaica LIRR station was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and was undergoing a CT scan. (July 4, 2012)

An investigation is conducted in front of the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

An investigation is conducted in front of the LIRR's Jamaica station after an MTA officer from Central Islip was stabbed in the left eye as he struggled with a man armed with a knife, a police spokeswoman said. (July 4, 2012)

Passengers are momentarily prohibited from accessing their trains
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Passengers are momentarily prohibited from accessing their trains as an investigation is conducted on Sutphin Boulevard in front of the LIRR's Jamaica station after an MTA police officer was stabbed and the alleged assailant fatally wounded. (July 4, 2012)

An investigation is conducted on Sutphin Boulevard in
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

An investigation is conducted on Sutphin Boulevard in front of the LIRR's Jamaica station after an MTA police officer was stabbed and the alleged assailant fatally wounded. (July 4, 2012)

An investigation is conducted on Sutphin Boulevard in
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

An investigation is conducted on Sutphin Boulevard in front of the LIRR Jamaica station after an MTA officer was stabbed. A spokeswoman said the officer's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. (July 4, 2012)

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