Off-Duty Officer Stabbed During Home Invasion

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    Police say they have one person in custody for the stabbing of an off-duty officer. (Published Friday, Apr 11, 2014)

    An off-duty Philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after she confronted an intruder she discovered breaking into her home Friday.

    A 30-year-old man broke through a rear dining room window in the home along the 1000 block of South 54th Street in the city's Kingsessing neighborhood just before 1 p.m., according to reports.

    But the resident, an off-duty cop assigned to the traffic division, was home.

    She confronted the man, who attacked her, stabbing her once in the right arm, according to officials.

    At that point, the officer ran upstairs to get a gun and the suspect fled out the front door, according to reports.

    Investigators say they arrested a suspect just a few blocks away, near the intersection of 55th and Warrington streets, after the victim identified him.

    The off-duty officer drove herself to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for the laceration. She was treated and released.