- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A jury convicted a 25-year-old Anchorage man of attempted murder after trying to slash a police officer with a steak knife.

The Anchorage district attorney’s office says in a release Frank Sambrano was convicted Thursday after a six-day trial. He faces up to 99 years in prison when he’s sentenced May 8.

Sambrano was involved in an altercation with another man last June when police arrived at the home.

Officers told Sambrano that he needed to leave and cool down or he’d be arrested for disorderly conduct. He refused, and an officer told him to put his hands behind his back.

Authorities say Sambrano responded by pulling out a steak knife and swinging it at the officer’s head and neck. The officer wasn’t stabbed, but his uniform was torn.

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