A T.C. Williams High School student was arrested in the early morning hours of Sept. 2 after a violent altercation with several Alexandria Police Department officers. The officers approached the teenager after observing him using a flashlight to look into the windows of several parked cars on Duke Street. According to police, when they approached him, the youth became violent.
"He began attacking the officers," said Amy Bertsch, public information officer with the Police Department. "They began to struggle, and it was at that point that he cut them."
Using a knife, the 17-year-old seriously injured three police officers. One officer who has been on the force for a year was stabbed in the abdomen. He was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he underwent surgery. Another officer who has been on the force for a year was stabbed in the neck. He was taken to Inova Alexandria for treatment. A third officer who has been on the force was cut on the arm. She was taken to Inova Alexandria, where she was treated for her injuries.
"They are still recovering from their injuries," Bertsh said. "None of them have returned to full duty yet."
The suspect is charged with three counts of maliciously wounding a police officer.