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    PD: Teen Stabs, Bites Cops After Domestic Dispute
    New Britain Police Department
    Three New Britain police officers were injured when a teenager pulled a knife on them during a domestic disturbance, police said.

    Three New Britain police officers were injured when a teenager pulled a knife on them during a domestic disturbance, police said.

    Officers responded to a Chestnut Street home on Friday at 7 p.m. to investigate after a caller said an 18-year-old female picked up a knife during a domestic dispute and then put the knife down.

    Police identified the suspect as Marisol Ortiz. When police arrived, Ortiz was in the living room. As an officer was talking to one of her parents, she jumped up and started yelling, police said. As officers tried to restrain her, she pulled a knife out that she had hidden under her shirt, according to police.

    Ortiz lunged, stabbing an officer in the leg, police said. Officers were able to gain control of Ortiz quickly as she resisted them, ultimately letting go of the knife, according to police. During the struggle, she also cut another officer's hand and bit a third officer's hand, police said.

    The officers were treated for their injuries at an area hospital and have since been released.

    The officer stabbed in the leg couldn't finish his shift because of the knifewound, but police said he's expected to fully recover.

    Police charged Ortiz with three counts of assault on a police officer, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. New Britain police are holding her in custody on a $500,000. She is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Nov. 16.