Brandon police officer stabbed in head with hypodermic needle

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A Brandon police officer was stabbed in the head with a needle during an attack by a woman on Thursday night.

At 8:05 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 900’ block of Queens Ave.

Upon arrival, the first responding officer could hear screaming from within the residence. When he entered, he was confronted by a 25-year-old female suspect who brandished a hypodermic needle loaded with an unknown substance. The woman attacked the officer and stabbed him in the head with the needle.

Throughout the struggle, the suspect stated she wanted to kill the officer and encouraged others inside the residence to kill the officer.

The officer was able to control the woman until backup could arrive and take her into custody.

She was held for a court appearance this morning.

The officer was treated at hospital and later released. He is continuing treatment for exposure to potentially hazardous fluids.