Officer stabbed in neck in Hartford

Officer stabbed in neck in Hartford

Officer stabbed in neck in Hartford

The unidentified officer was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The suspect is in custody, Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.

"This morning, a Hartford Police Officer sustained severe stab wounds while in the line of duty", he said.

Foley said the maintenance workers were able to pull the suspect off the police officer and subdue her. Foley described the workers as "heroes".

Police say that the suspect, 39-year-old Chevoughn Augustin, is in custody and has been charged with attempted murder. The officer was trying to handcuff the woman before she began to stab the officer.

Mayor Luke Bronin also tweeted about the stabbing and asked for the public's "thoughts and prayers".

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Chevoughn Augustin is pictured in booking photos released by the Hartford, Conn. police on May 17, 2018. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. "They saw her stabbing her in the throat". When there are further updates as to the officer's status and the incident itself, we will provide them. He added that there are systems in place to support the officers during this hard time.

A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer is in surgery after suffering from stab wounds while responding to a call Thursday. We should always remember the risks that members of law enforcement take every day on our behalf and be grateful to them.

"I also have to thank two extraordinary civilians who were employees of the building in which this occurred who also played a critical role in disarming the suspect", Bronin said. "She's been here a long time".

She has been on the job for 12 years and is trained in crisis management.

The area around Constitution Plaza has been closed to traffic while police conduct their investigation.

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