Policeman Flown to Hospital Following Attack

Ste. Genevieve police officer was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital after being attacked with a Molotov cocktail overnight. Police say he officer was responding to a peace disturbance call, something Bennett wrote is typically low-risk. When the officer approached the residence, he was confronted by a man holding an ignited Molotov cocktail that he threw at and busted on the officer. The officer suffered significant burns and was flown to Mercy Hospital, formerly St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, in St. Louis for treatment. The suspect was taken into custody and is being held at the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office pending formal charges.

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