BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- Birmingham police have charged 34-year-old Janard Cunningham of Center Point with attempted murder following an assault on a Birmingham police detective Friday.
Cunningham is being held at the Jefferson County Jail with no bond. Online records show that Cunningham was booked into the jail Friday at 7:59 p.m.
According to police, the detective conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle occupied by “at least two individuals” just after 11 a.m. Friday. The traffic stop reportedly escalated into a physical altercation, leaving the detective with injuries requiring medical attention at the scene from Birmingham Fire and Rescue Squad, followed by treatment at UAB hospital.
The detective has been released from the hospital and is now resting at home.
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