CENTRAL ISLIP - A Suffolk police officer has been released from the hospital after he was stabbed in the face by a suspect.

The unidentified Emergency Services officer nearly had his nose severed responding to a domestic incident on Oakland Avenue in Central Islip Saturday.

Police say Mark Caraway, who barricaded himself inside a home, was armed with knives.

According to police, he was shot after stabbing the officer in the face.

Caraway is now in critical condition.