SAUGUS, Mass. (WPRI) — Three Saugus police officers were taken to the hospital Thursday morning while investigating a report of a stolen vehicle.
According to Saugus police, the officers had responded to 29 Tuttle St. around 7:20 a.m. in connection with a U-Haul rental vehicle that had not been returned.
The suspect, Steven Sossong, 43, refused to exit the home, police said, and allegedly stabbed the officers with a sharp weapon as they entered.
The injured officers were able to disarm Sossong and place him under arrest, according to police. He was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for evaluation.
Police said the officers’ injuries are not considered life-threatening. All three were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital along with a fourth officer for precautionary reasons.
Sossong was charged with four counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a police officer. Police said additional charges may be forthcoming.
Tuttle Street is currently blocked off as police continue to invstigate.