A Suffolk County police officer who was stabbed in the face multiple times during a welfare check in Central Islip over the weekend was released from the hospital Sunday, police said.
The officer underwent four hours of surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital after the attack, during which police said his nose was “nearly severed.”
Suffolk police on Monday did not provide any further information on the injured officer — a 20-year veteran of the force — and said he was not available to be interviewed.
The officer had been responding to a 911 call about 1:20 p.m. Saturday asking for police to check on “an individual acting irrationally and armed with knives,” according to a news release.
It was at that call that the individual, Mark Caraway, 40, attacked the officer, police said. Caraway was shot in the stomach by another officer in the home.
Caraway remained in critical condition Monday at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, officials said. No charges have been filed against him.
Court records show Caraway was arrested July 27 in a domestic violence case. A temporary order of protection was issued in the case and he was released on his own recognizance. He was scheduled to be back in First District Court in Central Islip on Aug. 22.