3 Massachusetts police stabbed; suspect in custody

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Three Massachusetts police officers were injured in a stabbing in the Greater Boston area Thursday morning, said a public relations firm representing police departments in the state.

The officers were injured during a response shortly after 8 a.m to a residence on Tuttle Street in Saugus, a town located about 11 miles north of Boston, John Guilfoil PR said.

The agency said Saugus police had confirmed three officers were stabbed or slashed. It said all three were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and are expected to survive. A fourth officer was also hospitalized for precautionary reasons.

The suspect, a male believed to be in his late teens, was arrested and was not seriously injured, according to the spokesman. He was been transported to Melrose-Wakefield.

No further information was immediately available.

A large police presence and emergency responders were seen early Thursday in Saugus, tweeted WCVB-TV reporter Matt Reed. He reported that a neighbor said he saw three police officers being taken away in an ambulance.

The investigation will be led by the State Police Detective Unit for Essex County.


This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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