Boston, MA – A Boston police officer was stabbed in the neck and head while investigating a report of a domestic disturbance on Saturday night, according to police.
The incident occurred at a three-story residence located at 27 Ingleside Street at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 6, WCVB reported.
Boston police responded to the home after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police said that when they arrived, a 37-year-old male immediately attacked them with a knife, stabbing one of the officers in the neck and head, the Boston Herald reported.
“Another officer on scene discharged his firearm, striking the suspect,” Boston Police Department (BPD) Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long told WCVB.
The suspect was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
A Boston Police Department (BPD) spokesperson said the suspect’s identity will be released after an autopsy is completed, according to the Boston Herald.
Sources within the department said the knife-wielding attacker previously choked a female officer to the point of unconsciousness when she responded to the same home for another domestic violence call back in 2018, the Boston Herald reported.
The officer who was stabbed in the head and neck on Saturday night was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where doctors determined he will recover.
He was released from the medical facility on Sunday, WCVB reported.
Additional officers were also transported to the hospital to be evaluated in the wake of the attack, Chief Long said.
#BREAKING: @bostonpolice officers were attacked while responding to a domestic violence call on Ingleside Street in Dorchester around 6:15 p.m., officials said. The suspect stabbed an officer in the neck before another officer opened fire, killing the suspect. #NBC10Boston #NECN pic.twitter.com/Ym2In3ndUq
— Mike Manzoni NBC10 Boston (@MikeNBCBoston) November 7, 2021
Investigators recovered the suspect’s knife at the scene.
They spent Saturday night interviewing residents and potential witnesses, and are searching for any surveillance video from neighboring buildings, WCVB reported.
Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office will lead the investigation into the fatal officer-involved shooting, as per protocol, according to The Boston Globe.
“The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office is directing and controlling the investigation into the incident and personnel are on scene,” Rollins’ spokesperson, Matthew Brelis, told the paper.