Southborough – A Southborough police sergeant was stabbed in the back in the lobby of the Public Safety Building at about 9:50 p.m. last night, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Here is Early’s statement:
Sgt. James Deluca was taken to the UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester where he was treated and released early this morning. Sgt. Deluca was interviewing a man about some alleged threats when he called for a mental health clinician to evaluate the man. The clinician recommended further evaluation at a hospital. While Sgt. Deluca was taking an inventory of the man’s belongings, he was stabbed with a folding knife. The knife penetrated the sergeant’s protective vest, which likely prevented more serious injury.
The alleged attacker fled the building but was apprehended a short time later. He was transported to Marlborough Hospital and then Bridgewater State Hospital where he is being held. He was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
The State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office are investigating. No other information will be released at this time.