Teen charged with attempted murder in stabbing of police officer

A 15-year-old girl is facing a charge of attempted murder after a Halifax police officer was stabbed while responding to a report of a stolen truck.

Police say the girl, who cannot be identified, also faces charges of possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, theft, break and enter and mischief, amongst others.

A 15-year-old boy is also facing charges of theft, break and enter, possession of a stolen vehicle, weapons possession and joy riding and is due in court today.

Police say Const. Andrew Gordon approached two people seen fleeing from a stolen truck on Highway 102 near Ashburn Golf Course shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

They say that as Gordon attempted to speak to them, a suspect stabbed him and fled again before a police dog unit located them, along with four weapons.

Gordon was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery and is reported to be in stable condition.