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    Drug Suspect Stabbed New Haven Police Officer: Police
    NBCConnecticut.com

    A suspected drug dealer stabbed a New Haven police officer who was trying to arrest him on Monday night, according to police.

    Officer Prusinski was on patrol at Church Street South and 89 Union Avenue at 4:45 p.m. on Monday when he came upon what he suspected was a drug deal.

    The suspect, later identified as Havier Gonzalez, 32, resisted arrest, attacked the officer and
    stabbed him several times in the right forearm, police said.

    Officer Prusinski was transported to the Yale–New Haven Hospital’s emergency room and is now resting at home.

    Gonzalez was also treated at the Yale–New Haven Hospital Emergency Room for injuries sustained during his arrest.

    He was arrested on suspicion of several drug-related offenses and assault on a police officer.