Police officers injured in knife attack
Friday January 07, 2005
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) Two veteran police officers were treated for stab wounds after being attacked by a man wielding a knife on Friday evening.
The two officers were following up on an assault earlier in the day at a house on Mellon Street when, after approaching the house, a man jumped out of the doorway with what was described as ``a large knife'' and assaulted them, Lt. Vincent Alfano said.
The officers, despite their injuries, subdued the suspect, identified as John Meloni, 46. He was taken into custody and will be charged, Alfano said.
Officer William Fuer, a 30-year veteran of the force, was treated and released from MetroWest Medical Center for cuts to the hands and wrists. Officer Michael Degnan, a 34-year veteran, was hospitalized for multiple stab wounds to the chest.
Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Meloni is likely to be arraigned on Monday, Alfano said.
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