Georgetown officer survives stabbing attack

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A police officer has survived a stabbing attack in Scott County, thanks to some new gear he was wearing.

According to investigators, Officer Michael Johnson was responding to a complaint Thursday about a disturbance with a young person, at an apartment complex on Post Oak Path.

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Police say when Johnson arrived, 24-year-old Nicolas Dimarco, allegedly attacked him with a knife, trying to stab him in the chest, near his heart.

Dimarco was later arrested.

Detectives say Johnson survived the attack with minor injuries thanks to the trauma plate in his police vest, which had been issued just two days before.