Fleeing Juvenile Tosses Stolen Gun, Hartford Police Say

A Hartford Connecticut police officer was stabbed in the neck while investigating a disturbance police said

A CT police officer is fighting for her life after she was stabbed in the throat while investigating a disturbance Thursday morning, officials said.

The unidentified officer was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The juvenile has a record of arrests for crimes including assault and auto theft, Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said.

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

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.

Foley says the suspect grabbed the officer in a headlock and repeatedly stabbed her in the neck.

During an earlier news conference at Hartford Hospital, officials said she had undergone surgery, according to the Courant. He said maintenance workers who pulled the woman off the officer were heroes.

Police say that the suspect, 39-year-old Chevoughn Augustin, is in custody and has been charged with attempted murder.

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Authorities haven't released the names of the officer and suspect. She reportedly suffered several serious stab wounds.

Two civilians who worked in the building were able to disarm the suspect, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said. She is in critical condition and we will update the public later today.

"She's tough", Foley said.

A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer is in surgery after suffering from stab wounds while responding to a call Thursday.

Her identity has not been released at this time.

Bronin also asked that the privacy of the officer and her family be respected.

Police in Plymouth also sent a message of support saying "A Hartford Police Officer was critically injured this morning while responding to a landlord/tenant dispute".

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