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Worcester Police Officer Stabbed in the Face in the Line-of-Duty

Sunday, July 17, 2016

 

At 4 am Sunday,  Worcester Police responded to a Grand Street apartment for a report of Domestic Threatening and a Restraining Order Violation. During an arrest one of the officers was stabbed in the face.

Upon arrival, police met with the 23 year old female victim. The victim informed police that her ex-boyfriend, a 30 year old man from Worcester, was verbally threatening her on the phone. The victim also informed police that she had an active restraining order against the male. The male continually called the female victim, threatening to do physical harm to both her and her family. He also warned the female victim not to call the police.

While a Worcester Police Officer was speaking with the female victim in the lobby of her apartment building, the male suspect showed up on the scene. The Worcester Police officer informed the male that he was under arrest for Violation of a Restraining Order. The male suspect attempted to pull away from the officer and began reaching towards his pocket. At this time, the officer tackled the male to the ground. The suspect continued to resist and was able to stand up from the ground and attempt to flee.

Domestic Assault

At this time, a second Worcester Police officer entered the lobby to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. The male was tackled to the ground by both officers where he continued to again fight and resist arrest. During the struggle on the ground, one of the officers observed that the male suspect now had a steak knife in his hand. Officers instructed the male to stop resisting and drop the knife, and he refused to comply. During the struggle on the ground, the suspect was able to stab one of the officers in the face with the knife. Officers continued to fight with the suspect, and were eventually able to tase the suspect. At this time, officers were able to take the male into custody.

The Worcester officer was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. The officer required stitches to close his wound. He has been treated and released and is currently recovering.

The suspect was also transported to an area hospital to be evaluated.

Worcester Police Detectives and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to collect evidence and interview witnesses.

The male is being charged with Violation of a Restraining Order, Trespassing, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempted Murder, Mayhem, and Threatening to Commit a Crime

Due to Massachusetts State Law regarding Domestic Related incidents, we are unable to release the name of the suspect at this time.

 

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