Police sergeant stabbed, robbed of van and 2 guns

January 26, 1993|By Staff Report

A Baltimore police sergeant was stabbed in both legs and lost his van, badge, police walkie-talkie and two guns early yesterday in a reported attack in Southwest Baltimore, according to police.

Tactical Sgt. David Sweet, 41, who is assigned to the Inner Harbor patrol station, told investigators he was assaulted shortly before 3:30 a.m. by one of four men who walked up behind him at a pay telephone in the 2000 block of Frederick Ave. and demanded money.

Sergeant Sweet said he dropped his keys, and one of the men picked them up and began running away with his companions. The sergeant said he chased the men, and three of them stopped in the 2000 block of Hollins St. There, the officer said, he was stabbed in both of his thighs with a lock-blade knife.

Sergeant Sweet said his 1990 blue and gray Chevrolet Mark III conversion van was gone when he returned to Frederick Avenue, along with the police equipment including Badge No. 155, his service revolver and a personal handgun he had left in the vehicle.

The officer was released after treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center, police said. No arrest was made, and the incident remains under investigation.

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