POLICE: Two New Haven officers hurt in stabbing

New Haven police investigating after two officers were stabbed
New Haven police investigating after two officers were stabbed(Fort Wayne's NBC)
Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 10:48 AM EST
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NEW HAVEN, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Officers say two members of the New Haven Police Department were stabbed Monday morning after they were called for a wellbeing check.

Police say they were called around 9:15 a.m. to the 1500 block of E MacGreggor Dr. for a wellness check on a person that threatened to harm himself. Police say during the incident, two officers were stabbed. Details on what led up to the stabbing were not disclosed by police.

Officers say the cutting happened after the suspect ran through the neighborhood, trying to get inside homes in the Highland Park Terrace subdivision. Officers cornered him by some fencing, which is when that man allegedly pulled a pocket knife and stabbed two of them. Both officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment and have since been released.

18-year-old Brandon M. Gardner has been arrested in the incident, with charges including battery, criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement, residential entry, and criminal mischief.

New Haven police investigating after two officers were stabbed
New Haven police investigating after two officers were stabbed(WPTA)

“Mayor McMichael and the entire New Haven team will continue to monitor the issue,” a release sent by New Haven officials said. “We ask that you keep the officers and their families in your prayers.”

Responding units included K-9 officers and a drone team.

This is a developing report. Stay tuned for updates.

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