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CAMBRIDGE — A police officer is recovering from a minor laceration after a juvenile allegedly stabbed him while being arrested on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Cambridge.

Officers from Cambridge Police Department responded about 10:30 p.m. to a report of a boy violating a peace order on the 700 block of Cornish Drive.

CPD Public Information Officer Capt. Justin Todd said officers found the 17-year-old on the back property of a residence with his hands in his jacket pocket.

Todd said an officer did a weapons check and found a cigar hanging out of the coat pocket and then located a small plastic baggie with suspected cocaine.

When the officer went to place the teen under arrest, he allegedly began to resist, freeing a hand. Todd said the teen then pulled a knife from his pocket and stabbed the officer in the right thigh.

The officer was able to gain control and make the arrest without any further harm to himself or boy.

The teen was arrested and charged as an adult with first- and second-degree assault, weapon charges, failing to comply with a peace order and with other related crimes. He is being held in the Dorchester County Detention Center on no bond.

The officer was treated for the wound and released.

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