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NYPD Lieutenant Stabbed in the Arm by Emotionally Disturbed Woman

February 02, 2016  | 

Lieutenant Wojciech Niebrzydowski in the hospital. (Photo: NBC New York screen shot)
Lieutenant Wojciech Niebrzydowski in the hospital. (Photo: NBC New York screen shot)

An emotionally disturbed woman stabbed an NYPD officer trying to make an arrest in Brooklyn Monday morning, plunging a kitchen knife into the cop so violently that the blade broke off in his arm, officials say.

Lieutenant Wojciech Niebrzydowski was stabbed inside a building on East 18th Street at about 11:15 a.m., police said.

The officer had been called to the address by a social worker who was unable to get inside the woman's apartment. When Niebrzydowski went inside, authorities say, the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and started swinging wildly, striking the lieutenant in the arm.

Niebrzydowski, a 15-year NYPD veteran, was taken to Kings County Hospital to get stitches for his wound, police told NBC New York.

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