An officer had to put a tourniquet on a woman’s arm after her friend allegedly stabbed her during an argument.
Officers responded to a stabbing report on Magnolia Drive in Selden at about 3 a.m. Monday to find a 23-year-old woman who had lost a lot of blood from being stabbed in her right arm, the Suffolk County Police Department said. According to the 911 caller, the attack happened during a dispute between friends.
One of the 6th Precinct officers on the scene, Kevin Butler, put a tourniquet on her arm to control the bleeding, police said, and stabilized her. The Manorville woman had emergency surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital and was admitted.
The alleged stabber, 22-year-old Ashley Zervakos, was charged with first-degree assault.
She lives at the house where the incident took place, police said.
Attorney information for Zervakos was not immediately available. She was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Butler is a member of the SCPD’s Medical Crisis Action Team, which is a group of officers with advanced training in emergency medical care. The team was created in 2008 to potentially respond to mass casualty events, such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks or plane crashes.