A CT police officer is fighting for her life after she was stabbed in the throat while investigating a disturbance Thursday morning, officials said.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley told the Hartford Courant a 39-year-old woman is in custody.
The officer was one of two who responded to a tenant-landlord dispute this morning, Hartford Chief of Police David Rosado said in a press conference.
Police say the veteran female officer was called to a disturbance at the building Thursday morning and was stabbed multiple times by a woman who was being evicted. "They went in, and when they got in there, they saw the woman had the officer in a headlock and was stabbing her in the throat".
The suspect, identified by police as Chevoughn Augustin, has been charged with attempted murder, assault on a police officiers and third-degree criminal mischief.
The name of the suspect has not been released.
Hartford mayor Luke Bronin said the officer is out of surgery.
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Foley said two maintenance workers nearby "heard a struggle in the other room". "Her condition is critical but stable, and our entire community continues to pray for her and for her family as she begins her recovery".
Foley says that the suspect is in custody and is also at the hospital for a minor hand injury. She reportedly suffered several serious stab wounds.
"Today was a very hard day for the Hartford Police Department and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our officer and her family".
"She's tough", Foley said.
The officer's identity has not been released at this time.
Bronin had gone to the hospital where the officer is, Fox 61 reported.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy also tweeted saying, "Our prayers are with the HPD officer who was injured in the line of duty this morning".