Denver fire chief back to work after stabbing

FireRescue1 Staff

DENVER — Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade is back at work after being stabbed in his car near fire station headquarters Tuesday.

9News reported that Chief Tade, who was stabbed in his hand and has a superficial injury to his right leg, is expected to make a full recovery.

"It was a very surreal experience," Chief Tade said. "The scariest thing was being restrained while it was going on."

Marlene Zacevich-Rodriguez, 42, is being held on investigation of aggravated assault. Police believe the attack was random and unprovoked. The two did not know each other prior to the stabbing, according to the report.

"I'm in my car and next thing I know I have someone sitting there stabbing me," Chief Tade said.

Zacevich-Rodriguez, who has a criminal history with several arrests for domestic violence, assaults and DUI, will make her first court appearance Thursday morning.

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