PA police officer stabbed at his apartment

PA police officer stabbed at his apartment

UPDATE, 12/27/2016 at 8:00 a.m.: PAPD Major John Owens said in a release that an additional arrest has been made. A 44 year old woman was also arrested for alleged aggravated assault of a public servant and aggravated assault and family violence with a deadly weapon.

Major Owens' statement emphasized again that the investigation is ongoing. "Any further information will be released from the office of the chief of police of the Port Arthur Police Department and any other information originating elsewhere should be considered unofficial," Owens wrote.

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UPDATE, 12/26/2016 at 4:30 p.m.: PAPD investigators placed a 41 year old man in custody for alleged aggravated assault on a public servant, according a release. 

PAPD PIO officer Michael Hebert reported that the investigation involved numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, United States Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

"Any further information involving the investigation will be released through the office of the Port Arthur Police Department Chief of Police," Hebert wrote in the release. "Any information not coming from the office of the chief of police should be deemed unofficial." 

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On Thursday, Dec. 22 around 6:33 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call stating that a police officer was being assaulted, according a a release from the Port Arthur Police Department. The aggravated assault occurred at Willow Lakes Apartments.

PAPD's preliminary investigation revealed that a Port Arthur police officer answered a knock at his door. As he opened the door, he was confronted by a white male approximately six feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds, last seen wearing a green shirt and black skull cap. The suspect began to repeatedly stab the officer with a knife. The officer received numerous wounds to his hands and upper body. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The injured officer is a 9 year veteran of the PAPD, according to the statement.

The officer was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

PAPD investigators, along with Jefferson County investigators and federal agencies, are following leads on the attack. Anyone with further information should contact the PAPD Criminal Investigations Division should call (409) 983-8624.