TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities say a woman was shot after initiating an unprovoked attack on a Temple Terrace police officer.

According to Temple Terrace police, the shooting happened at Temple Terrace City Hall and for unknown reasons, after requesting help from an officer, 21-year-old Heba Momtaz Alazhari attacked the officer with a large butcher knife.

The officer shot Alazhari and was taken to a local hospital, where she later died from her injuries, deputies say. The officer received non-life-threatening injuries from the attack.

The Temple Terrace Police Department is currently working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office to investigate the incident.

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