New Orleans police officer is being treated for a stab wound after he was allegedly attacked in Algiers by a 12-year-old girl.
The officer was stabbed in the shoulder and is in the hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Officials say around 5:45 p.m. a group of roughly 25 to 30 people starting fighting with each other at the Fischer Housing Development in Algiers.
Three officers who were working off duty detail for the housing development went to break up the fight, according to officials, at which point the 12-year-old girl stabbed one of the officers with a knife.
The girl was arrested, according to police, but it’s not clear what charges she’ll face. The commander is waiting to conduct a more thorough investigation before coming to a decision.
Another woman was also wounded in the arm and was treated at an area hospital.
“It’s disappointing more than shocking to have someone that young feeling the need to arm themselves to participate in any type of disagreement, even when that escalates up to a fight, that’s the disappointing thing,” said Fourth District Commander Heather Kouts.
It was originally reported that police arrested another woman in the incident, but the NOPD has recanted, saying whether that woman will face charges is also unclear at this time.
Police expect more arrests to follow.