Dobbs Ferry, NY – A Dobbs Ferry police sergeant was repeatedly slashed and stabbed in the head and face in an unprovoked attack on Thursday afternoon, according to police.
The incident occurred near Beacon Hill Drive and Keller Lane shortly after 2 p.m. on May 20, WABC reported.
The sergeant was trying to assist a Con Edison crew with traffic control when he was attacked, according to News 12 Bronx.
According to investigators, the suspect ran up behind the sergeant and abruptly began slashing and stabbing him in the face and head with an unknown weapon, WABC reported.
The assailant then took off running on foot, at which point members of the Con Edison crew began following him, police said.
Police were able to take the suspect into custody a short while later, WABC reported.
His identity has not been released.
The injured sergeant was rushed to Westchester Medical Center with severe wounds and lacerations.
Investigators said he lost a significant amount of blood, but that he is expected to survive the attack, WABC reported.
Police were still searching for the weapon near the scene of the violent assault on Thursday afternoon, according to the news outlet.
The Westchester County Police Department and the Dobbs Ferry Police Department are handling the ongoing investigation into the incident, WCBS reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the member of the Dobbs Ferry PD who was attacked today and severely injured. We are hoping for a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/hTi1KhwYEz
— Yonkers Police Detective Division (@YPDDetectives) May 20, 2021
#BREAKING: Dobbs Ferry Village: Police officer injured in stabbing was victim of unprovoked attack while assisting Con Edison. Now being treated @WestchesterMed. Suspect in custody.
— Scott McGee (@ScottMcGee12) May 20, 2021
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