NEWTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Two Newton, Massachusetts, police officers are recovering after they were attacked by a suspect Saturday night.

Police say the officers responded to a domestic violence call on Watertown Street around 10:30 p.m.

When the officers went to place the suspect under arrest, a struggle ensued and the suspect “forcefully grabbed for their service weapons and punched both officers in the back of the head.”

One of the officers was temporarily knocked unconscious and the second officer was able to eventually arrest the suspect.

Both officers were transported to the hospital and later released where they continue to recover, police said.

Police say the suspect will not be identified due to state confidentially law.

“This incident underscores the danger that police officers face every day. Officers respond to each call and put their lives on the line to protect victims and the community,” the department wrote on Twitter.

“Attacks upon police officers will not be tolerated and we look forward to justice for victims and our officers. Our officers are in our thoughts and we wish them a quick recovery,” the post continued.