A city police officer was stabbed in the neck this morning when she was investigating a disturbance at an apartment complex at 5 Constitution Plaza, police said.
Dr. Kenneth Robinson from Hartford Hospital says that he has confidence in his staff and that the officer is in the best of hands.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley says the veteran female officer suffered "life-threatening, life-altering injuries" Thursday morning and was undergoing surgery at Hartford Hospital.
Enfield police posted "Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters at Hartford PD after one of their officers was stabbed at a call and is in critical condition".
Police investigate the scene after a police officer was stabbed in the neck in Hartford, Conn., May 17, 2018. Officials say the officer is in surgery at Hartford Hospital. He said maintenance workers who pulled the woman off the officer were heroes.
The Courant reported workers intervened after they saw the suspect hold the officer in a headlock and stab her.
Foley also said "the accused has been charged with Attempted Murder".
The suspect, who is in custody, is described as a 39-year-old woman.
The name of the suspect has not been released.
Two civilians who worked in the building were able to disarm the suspect, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said. "Her condition is critical but stable, and our entire community continues to pray for her and for her family as she begins her recovery". "A tough day. We'll get through it", Rosado said.
Meriden police also joined in sending support saying "Please join us in keeping the recently injured Hartford Police Officer in your thoughts".
Bronin also asked that the privacy of the officer and her family be respected.
The officer's identity has not been released at this time.