Sunday, November 21, 2010

Prince George’s County Police Officer Stabbed Suspect Arrested

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department has arrested Milton Benitez Salvador, 34, for stabbing an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer early yesterday morning in Adelphi.

Salvador, of no fixed address has been charged with attempted first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree assault and attempted second degree assault of a law enforcement officer.  He was remanded to the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $150,000 bond.

On November 20, 2010 at approximately 12:43 a.m., an off-duty, uniformed Prince George’s County police officer was working secondary employment at the Sabor Latino restaurant located in the 2200 block of University Boulevard, when he observed Milton Benitez Salvador push a security guard, who was working at the establishment.  The security guard was attempting to escort Salvador from the restaurant after an altercation with another patron.  After several attempts to get the suspect to comply, the off-duty officer attempted to make a full custody arrest.

As the officer attempted to handcuff the suspect, Salvador took out a large folding knife from his pocket and stabbed the officer in the lower abdomen.   The officer, with the assistance of the security guard, was able to place Salvador into custody.  The officer was then transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“This is just another reminder of the danger law enforcement officers experience while carrying out their duties as protectors of the community,” said Major Robert Liberati, Commander of the District I station in Hyattsville.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section at (301) 699-2601.

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