Mass State Trooper Stabbed By Suspect After Chase

NEW SALEM, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Mass State Police are  investigating an officer involved incident in Central Massachusetts after a chase involving several Police agencies.

Steve Gagne with the Northwestern District Attorney's Office said that a  Mass State Police Trooper was stabbed multiple times in the neck and shoulder after the a chase ended in New Salem Friday.

State police say the chase bean after the suspect was involved in a car crash around noon in Walpole, NH. Right after the crash allegedly carjacked the vehicle of the other driver involved in the crash, a silver Toyota Camry. He then fled in that car and heading towards Vermont and then down Route 91 south in Massachusetts. 

It was then Mass State Police and local police picked up the chase first chased the suspect on I-91. Local police picked up the chase and the suspect's vehicle crashed on Route 202 in New Salem. Police say the attack on the trooper happened right after the crash.

The 47-year-old Trooper based in the Athol barracks was attempting to take a suspect into custody at the Intersection of Route 202 and Fay Road when the stabbing happened.

He was brought to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester for surgery. Gagne said. The trooper was alert and conscious when going into surgery. According to Gagne, the State Trooper has been a member of the Massachusetts State Police since 2006. He has a wife and children. His name is not being released at this time.

The suspect is 18 year old man from Manchester, NH who was shot in chest also transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester and is expected to survive. 

State Police spokesperson David Dave Procopio said that multiple criminal charges against the driver are expected, including armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for police.

WBZ NewsRadio1030 Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

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