A Salt Lake City police officer was stabbed in the back and a second officer suffered a neck injury during a fight that broke out early Saturday while they investigated the theft of a cellphone, officials said.
The injuries were not life-threatening and both officers were treated at LDS Hospital and released Saturday morning, Lt. Carl Merino said. Two adults and two juveniles were taken to jail and two other adults were cited in the attack.
Police received a call that a cellphone had been stolen during a fireworks display Friday night at Sugar House Park, Merino said. The victims used tracking technology to trace the phone to a residence at 985 N. Riverside Lane (1605 West) and waited outside for police to arrive.