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New Britain Police Officer Stabbed

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(Credit:  Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

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New Britain Police responded early Sunday morning to a violent domestic dispute at 145 Emily Drive.When they arrived about 2:15 they say 51 year old Christopher Denigris was assaulting his common law wife of more than 30 years.Police say Denigris then charged at officers and stabbed Officer Bruce Moro at least twice.

Denigris tried to escape by stealing a police cruiser and was taken into custody when it crashed into a nearby fence.

Officer Moro suffered serious injuries and is hospitalized, but is expected to recover. Another officer was treated for minor injuries.The 48 year old woman suffered stab wounds, abrasions and contusions and is also hospitalized.

Denigris is charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit First Degree Murder,Assault in the First Degree,Assault on Police, Kidnapping,Larceny and Criminal Violation of a Protective Order.He is being held in lieu of one million dollars bond.

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