A Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer was stabbed this morning while responding to a stolen vehicle call.
At 5:49 a.m. an HRP officer located a stolen truck on Highway 102 adjacent to School Avenue.
Another officer approached two people who were seen fleeing from the vehicle and located them on a trail near the Ashburn Golf Course.
As the officer attempted to speak with the suspects, one of them stabbed him and then both suspects fled the area.
Officers, with the assistance of a K-9 team, conducted a track and located a female youth believed to be one of the suspects. She was taken into custody. A male youth believed to be the other suspect was located nearby and taken into custody a short time later.
The officer was transported to hospital where he underwent surgery. He is in stable condition and recovering in hospital.
Investigators with the Integrated General Investigation Section are currently investigating the incident; charges are anticipated.
Source: Media Release