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SCPD Officer Fights for His Life After Being Stabbed at MVA

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | April 10, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 041321120

PATCHOGUE, NY - On Saturday, April 10th at approximately 10:40 P.M., a Centereach man was arrested for stabbing a uniformed police officer following a motor vehicle crash.

The officer activated his overhead lights in an attempt to pull over a vehicle. The Mercedes Benz, being driven by Centereach resident Jonathan Nunez, age 25, crashed into a 2004 Nissan at the intersection of South Ocean Ave. and Brook St., where Nunez exited his vehicle following the crash. After failing to comply with the officer’s commands, a physical altercation began between the officer and Nunez in the yard of a home located at 473 South Ocean Ave. During the altercation, Nunez stabbed the officer in the leg.

Two good Samaritans and responding Fifth Precinct officers took Nunez into custody. A quick acting SCPD SGT., seeing the officer bleeding out from a possible arterial bleed from the leg, rushed the officer in his patrol car to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue. The injured officer was stabilized enough to be transported with a police escort to Stony Brook University Hospital for immediate surgery to save his life.

Nunez was charged with Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer, Driving While Intoxicated and Resisting Arrest. He was admitted to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue and will be arraigned at a later date.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.