Miami, Fla.

A Miami police officer is recovering after being stabbed in the face early Thursday morning outside of the Magic City Casino.

The stabbing occurred around 5:00 am. The officer was at the Casino in order to remove a customer who was becoming aggressive after being asked to leave.

The man and the officer struggled when the officer was forced to discharge his weapon.

Both the officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital. The officer received stitches at the hospital while the suspect underwent surgery. The suspect is expected to be okay.

Miami police have not released the name of the suspect or officer.

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