An officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department suffered a knife wound to the head on Friday.

According to the Democrat and Chronicle, the officer had responded to a domestic disturbance call when a 28-year-old subject—whose identity has not been released—launched the edged weapon attack.

Citizens in the area reportedly helped to subdue the attacker until other officers could take him into custody.

Officer Denny Wright was reportedly stabbed multiple times in his upper and lower body in what Chief La'Ron Singletary described as a "vicious and brutal attack."

In response to this incident, the chief has issued a new directive. All Rochester Police cars will have two officers in them until further notice, reports WHEC.

Singletary says the department has implemented the directive in the past during "critical incidents" involving officers.

Wright was taken to Rochester General Hospital by responding officers and underwent surgery for his injuries. He remains in serious but stable condition.

Rochester Police Deputy Chief Mark Mura said, "Thankfully, it looks like the officer's going to be good."