- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a police officer has been released from the hospital after he was slashed in the head and face during a struggle with a New Jersey man.

The Press of Atlantic City reports (https://bit.ly/2dotGWU ) authorities said Thursday Officer John Warrington has been released from the hospital.

Police say two officers and state workers were checking on the well-being of a resident at a Vineland home Wednesday afternoon when a fight broke out.

Authorities say Johnny Flores stabbed Warrington, a 14-year veteran of the force, in the head and face with a knife.

Flores faces charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault on a police officer. He remains jailed on $500,000 bail.

It’s not known if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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