Newark, NJ – Two Newark police officers who were responding to a domestic violence call inside of a residence in Newark were stabbed on Thursday evening.
The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. in the 1600-block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Newark, WABC reported.
Newark police officials said the wounded heroes were responding to a call about a domestic violence incident that was occurring inside a home when they were attacked by the armed suspect.
Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Frage said the suspect who attacked the officers was taken into custody at the scene, CBS News reported.
But officials have not yet released any details about the suspect nor publicly identified him by name.
Both Newark police officers who were wounded were transported to University Hospital for treatment of their stab wounds, WABC reported.
There were reports that one of the officers had a tourniquet applied to his injuries before he was transported.
#BREAKING Two Newark, NJ Officers were stabbed at 685 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and rushed to UMDNJ Via radio car w/ serious injuries. One officer reportedly had a tourniquet applied before transport. A suspect has been taken into police custody
— FreedomNews.Tv FNTV (@FreedomNTV) January 5, 2023
Both officers were expected to survive their wounds, but no details about the extent of the heroes’ injuries have yet been released by department officials.
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