An NYPD officer almost lost his right arm after cutting it deeply while chasing a suspect last night, according to multiple reports.
According to a police spokesperson, the officer was injured last night at around 10:35 p.m., when he got his arm caught on a fence near 137th Street and Willis Avenue while chasing a suspect in the Mitchell Houses in the Bronx. The fence cut the police officer's artery in his right bicep, requiring him to be taken to Lincoln Hospital for surgery. The Post reports that initially there was a fear that the officer would lose the arm, but doctors managed to save it.
There were initial reports that the officer was stabbed, according to the Times, but they turned out to be incorrect. A witness told the News that two police officers were chasing a pair of suspects out of the building, and that the got cut when he jumped over a fence. Police say that the officer is currently in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.