CHELSEA (CBS) – A Revere police officer suffered serious injuries following a crash in Chelsea Thursday morning.
It began when a call came in around 8 a.m. for a suspicious party on Park Avenue in Revere. The dispatched officer ended up pursuing the suspect in a high-speed chase, crashing his cruiser into a utility pole on Marginal Street in Chelsea.
Revere Police are looking for a 2014 Honda Accord with Mass. license plate 833TK1.
Police say the vehicle is being operated by Michael Gouthro. Jacqueline Murphy may be a passenger in the car.
The pair fled after being stopped by the officer and Gouthro allegedly attempted to stab the officer with a syringe.
Gouthro has four outstanding warrants for his arrest. Murphy also has an outstanding warrant.
The officer was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. The officer suffered a concussion and various contusions and was released from the hospital Thursday evening.
Witness Franchesco Ortiz was working nearby and immediately ran over to help pull the injured officer from his cruiser.
“He was just in pain, so much pain, he couldn’t even talk he was just like ‘help me’,” Ortiz told WBZ-TV.
“His leg was hurting because he wasn’t able to walk.”
“I heard sirens and a big old boom,” witness Chimia Shepard said. She watched the suspect drive away after the crash.
“Police do so much for us, to see this happening is unbelievable,” Shepard told WBZ.
The officer is expected to make a full recovery.