A state trooper was stabbed “multiple” times Friday by a teen following a half-hour-long pursuit that came to a head in the Central Massachusetts town of New Salem, officials said.

The trooper and the 18-year-old suspect were taken to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester and are expected to survive, officials said. The DA’s office said the trooper was in surgery.

The trooper had multiple stab wounds to the head and neck and the suspect sustained a gunshot wound to the torso, authorities said. The suspect faces multiple charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, reports the Boston Herald.

State police said the suspect is believed to have been involved in a motor vehicle crash around noon in New Hampshire. He then allegedly carjacked the other vehicle involved in the crash, driving it into Massachusetts where he was pursued by state troopers and crashed that car. State police said, “The suspect’s attack on the Trooper followed that crash.”

 

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