HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police are investigating after a Hartford officer was stabbed in the neck Thursday morning.
HPD Officer has been stabbed in the neck. She was investigating a disturbance. Suspect in custody. 🙏— Brian Foley (@LtFoley) May 17, 2018
Police are on scene at 5 Constitutional Plaza after a 39-year-old officer was stabbed in the neck while she was investigating a disturbance at the Spectra apartment building.
Chief Rosado says that she was one of two officers who responded to the apartment for a dispute that involved a tenant and landlord, with no indication of any weapons.
Police say that the female officer suffered a life threatening injury. The officer is currently at Hartford Hospita;. Dr. Kenneth Robinson from Hartford Hospital says that he has confidence in his staff and that the officer is in the best of hands.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin released the following statement regarding the injured officer:
“This morning, a Hartford Police Officer sustained severe stab wounds while in the line of duty. She is in critical condition and we will update the public later today. We ask the entire Hartford community to keep the officer in their thoughts and prayers.”
Bronin also asked that the privacy of the officer and her family be respected. He added that there are systems in place to support the officers during this difficult time.
The officer’s identity has not been released at this time. Police did say that she is a 12 year veteran.
Foley says that the suspect is in custody and is also at the hospital for a minor hand injury.
The apartment building and surrounding area will be impacted for much of the day as police investigate the incident.