Chelsea officer honored for keeping stabbing suspect from rolling off the Tobin

Chelsea Police report Officer Paul McCarthy received an award for saving the life of Mostafa Laassal, who, allegedly, on being pursued by police after stabbing his wife, jumped off the top level of the Tobin Bridge, only to be snared in safety netting installed for workers on the bridge repainting project:

The subject was severely injured and could have rolled off the netting. Officer McCarthy immobilized and secured the subject at great personal risk to his own safety until Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on scene.



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