(Claymont, DE 19703)  Today, ( May 11)at approximately 11:45 a.m. officers from the New Castle County Division Of Police were dispatched to the community of Northridge for a report of a suspicious male.  According to the dispatch, this male subject was seen trespassing in the rear yards of several homes.

When the officers arrived at the scene, they began a search of the area.  One officer located a male who matched the description provided by the callers; he was walking in the area of Harvey Road and Interstate 95. When the officer attempted to contact the male subject, he fled on foot. A brief foot chase ensued and the officer was able to catch up to the male.  Then a brief struggle ensued.  During the struggle, the officer, a 17 veteran of the Division sustained a stab wound to his lower extremity.   He is currently being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The male subject has been taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.

This investigation remains ongoing, however, at this time no additional suspects are being sought.

More information will be forthcoming.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit at (302) 395-8110.

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