LOWELL (CBS) — A police officer was stabbed by an 11-year-old boy in Lowell Sunday, officials said.
According to Lowell Police Chief Tim Crowley, the officer was patrolling Read Street around 5 p.m. when he saw a disturbance.READ MORE: No Longer Mister: Hasbro's Mr. Potato Head Is Getting A Gender Neutral Name
“When he got out of his cruiser to check on it and approached the group, he observed an 11-year-old child come running out of the house with a knife over his head running after another kid, so he intervened,” Crowley told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.
The officer suffered two stab wounds on his arm. He was treated at a local hospital and released.READ MORE: Capacity Restrictions To Be Eased For Restaurants, Venues And Weddings In Massachusetts
“He saved another child from at least serious injury or who knows what,” said Crowley.
He also said the officer is familiar with the boy’s family because he often works in the neighborhood.MORE NEWS: TD Garden, Fenway Park Can Open At 12% Capacity For Fans Starting March 22
The boy now faces charges including juvenile delinquency, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on a police officer. He will be arraigned in a juvenile court.