A Worcester police officer is stabbed in the face after responding to a report of domestic threatening and a restraining order violation at an apartment on Grand Street early Sunday morning.
The Worcester Police Department report that at 4 a.m. they met with a 23-year-old female victim at the apartment who said that her ex-boyfriend, a 30-year-old man from Worcester, was verbally threatening her on the phone. She said that he repeatedly called her, threatening to physical harm her and her family, and he warned the her not to call the police. She told police that she has an active restraining order against him.
The victim's ex-boyfriend showed up to the lobby of the her apartment building, while she was speaking to an officer. The ex-boyfriend was placed under arrest for a violation of a restraining order, and he began to resist arrest. Eventually he was able to stand up and attempt to flee.
At that time a second officer entered the lobby and assisted in tackling the suspect. One of the officers noticed the suspect was holding a steak knife and ordered him to drop it. He refused, and during the struggle he stabbed one of the officers in the face.
The officers eventually tased the suspect and took him into custody.
The injured officer was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment. He's been treated and released and is recovering.
The suspect was also taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.
The suspect is 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.