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Police: Security guard shoots man who stabbed him outside Denver Greyhound terminal early Friday

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 18:44:41-04

DENVER – A security guard patrolling the Greyhound Bus Terminal shot a man several times who is accused of stabbing the guard multiple times just beforehand, police said Friday.

The incident happened around 2:40 a.m. near the bus terminal, which is located near the intersections of 20th Street and Curtis Street in downtown Denver.

According to Denver police and a probable cause statement, the security guard, who has not been identified, was patrolling the area with another guard when they noticed a man hanging out near the bus terminal.

When the guards approached him, he hit one of them in the neck with a metal pipe and then pulled out a sharpened object and stabbed the guard in the neck and on the arms several times, according to the probable cause statement.

The guard was able to pull his service weapon and shot the man, hitting him in his lower abdomen and left leg, according to the probable cause statement.

Police and paramedics tended to both before they were each taken to Denver Health Medical Center. The probable cause statement said both had serious bodily injuries, but a spokesperson for the police department said Friday both were suspected to survive.

The man accused of stabbing the guard was identified through fingerprints as Adell Phillips, 30, according to police. He is being held for investigation on an attempted first-degree murder charge.