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 near Albermarle Road in Prospect Park South at about 11:15 a.m., police said.
The cop 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 man in the arm.
Niebrzydowski, a 15-year NYPD veteran, was taken to Kings County Hospital to get stitches for his wound, police said.
Community activist Tony Herbert said he visited the officer in the hospital and said that the man only sustained minor injuries and was discharged later Monday.
Mayor de Blasio also got in touch with the officer from Iowa Monday afternoon, congratulating the cop on his bravery. The veteran officer told the mayor that he was just trying to keep others from being hurt.
The woman was taken into custody after the stabbing.