Man Tries to Stab Officers Providing Medical Help: Cops

When police in Groton were called to the home of a man who needed medical attention, they weren't expecting what came next.

According to Groton Town Police, officers, firefighters and EMTs were called to a home at 1290 North Road in Groton on Friday after probation officers visiting 52-year-old Robert Hart realized he needed medical help.

While officers were speaking with Hart trying to help, Hart grabbed a knife hidden in a chair and tried to stab them, according to police. One of the officers managed to calm him down and take the knife away before anyone was hurt.

Hart was taken into custody and charged with criminal attempt at first-degree assault, criminal attempt at assault on a police officer, threatening and first-degree reckless endangerment.

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