No bail for Centereach man accused of stabbing Suffolk police officer

Police say Officer Christopher Racioppo tried to pull over Jonathan Nunez Saturday night in Patchogue. when he pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the thigh.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 10:05 PM

Updated 1,104 days ago

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The Centereach man accused of stabbing a Suffolk police officer during a traffic stop was ordered held without bail.
As News 12 reported, Officer Christopher Racioppo tried to pull over Jonathan Nunez Saturday night in Patchogue. Police say Nunez pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the thigh.
Racioppo was rushed into emergency surgery. A doctor says the officer would have died if the artery that was severed had not been controlled within 20 minutes.
Matt Hereth, Nunez' attorney, entered a not guilty plea for his client during his arraignment Tuesday. Hereth says he reserves the right to make a future bail application. Nunez is facing 25 years in prison.
Officer Racioppo is still under careful watch at Stony Brook Hospital.



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