New Haven Officer stabbed during drug bust

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)  –  A New Haven Police Officer has been treated for stab wounds at a New Haven Hospital and released after being stabbed several times in his right forearm while trying to arrest a suspect participating in a drug deal.

In a press released issued by New Haven Mayor’s Officer, the Officer is Identified as Officer Prusinski and the suspect as 32 year old Havier Gonzalez.   The release, citing police sources, also says that Gonzalez resisted arrest and attacked Prusinski during the arrest at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

The release says Chief Dean Esserman contacted Prusinski, who is resting comfortably at home, and commended the officer for using restraint during the arrest.

Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of multiple drug-related offenses and assault on a police officer.  He was also hospitalized for injuries he sustained during the arrest.


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