A New York police officer was stabbed in a daylight attack at Dobbs Ferry, about 20 miles north of Manhattan, according to the village police department.
Dobbs Ferry Police Chief Manuel Guevara told reporters the attack “appeared to be an unprovoked assault” and that a suspect was promptly taken into custody.
This happened on Beacon Hill Drive, a quiet suburban street lined with yew trees and white palisades, as the officer worked on a traffic detail alongside a utility crew.
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“It’s a tough profession,” Guevara said. “We are here every day. We will continue to be here for our community.”
The officer was rushed to hospital and released a few hours later in “good spirits”, according to the chief.
“We will take care of him,” Guevara said. “We have a great community here. Dobbs Ferry will be behind their police department.”
He said he could not immediately disclose further details or reveal the identity of the suspect.
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Although the chief declined to go into details on the suspect, local media reported that he was previously known to the department and may have mental health issues.
Village police said they plan to release more information as soon as it becomes available.
Dobbs Ferry is a wealthy village along the Hudson River known for its quaint suburban greenery and proximity to New York City nightlife and restaurants. This is where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew up.