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Massachusetts State Police respond after three officers stabbed by suspect in Saugus



Police are investigating after multiple officers have been stabbed.

According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, multiple State Police units have responded or are responding to 29 Tuttle Street, Saugus, where three Saugus Police officers were stabbed during a response to that residence shortly after 7:20 a.m. this morning.

All three local officers have been transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. A fourth Saugus officer was transported to MGH for precautionary reasons.

According to Saugus Police, police responded to investigate a report of a stolen U-Haul rental vehicle that had not been returned.

Steven Sossong,43, declined to exit the residence. Police entered the home following an initial investigation, and an altercation ensued with Sossong.

The injured officers were able to disarm Sossong and place him into custody as other officers arrived on scene. Sossong was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

Sossong has been charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Four Counts and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Four Counts.

Facts and circumstances regarding the incident are currently under investigation, according to Procopio.

The investigation will be led by the State Police Detective Unit for Essex County. State Police have also sent patrols and a patrol supervisor from Troop A, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and a State Police chemist to assist.

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