LEOMINSTER, MASS. (WHDH) – A police officer in Leominster is recovering after being stabbed during a wellness check on Monday.
The police department said the officer was responding to a call at a Water Street apartment building around 10am when the stabbing took place. While the officer was at the scene, a 30-year-old woman stabbed him in the thigh with a so-called “dagger,” according to court officials.
“When they went in there and tried to take her into custody, the officer was stabbed in the thigh with a dagger,” Leominster Police Chief Aaron Kennedy said. “Some officers were able to get him out of the apartment while the others were able to take them into custody. The local sergeant was able to put a tourniquet on him, I think it was his left thigh, and Leominster Fire showed up and dealt with everyone.”
According to the department, the suspect now faces a variety of charges including assault and assault by a police officer.
Leominster Police added that the injured officer, identified as Matthew Chagnon, was later released after treatment at hospital and is recovering at home.
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