Knife-Wielding Dobbs Ferry Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officer

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Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah.

WHITE PLAINS, NY — July 23, 2021 — A Dobbs Ferry man was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for the attempted murder of a police officer after stabbing the officer in the head with a knife, Westchester District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced. Matthew Burke stabbed the uniformed police officer in his head as he was directing traffic at a construction site in the area of 200 Beacon Hill Drive during an unprovoked incident on May 20, 2021. The defendant was apprehended within a few minutes by members of the Dobbs Ferry Police Department with assistance of utility and construction workers who witnessed the violent attack.

Burke was indicted on the following counts:

·         Attempted Murder in the First Degree

·         Attempted Murder in the Second Degree

·         Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer

·         Assault in the First Degree (two counts)

·         Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree

“This aggressive attack of a police officer is shocking and shows the danger these public servants face in the line of duty,” DA Rocah said. “We are committed to ensuring justice for this officer and holding the attacker accountable for his actions.”

The defendant was arraigned before the Honorable Susan Cacace and is being prosecuted by Deputy Division Chief John O’Rourke and Bureau Chief Nadine Nagler.

The charges against Burke represent accusations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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SOURCE:  Jess Vecchiarelli | Director of Communications | Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah

TribuneKnife-Wielding Dobbs Ferry Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Police Officer

Comments 5

    1. What’s the back story they’re not telling us because the Motive sounds personal ? It’s “Dobbs Fairy” not da boogie down Bronx!
      Did they know each other ? Did they each “know” the same woman? You Can’t fool old school NYPD because if he was off duty NYPD we would know absolutely everything and it would be used for DAs political expediency.

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