WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) — The Wheat Ridge Police Department is investigating after an officer was stabbed multiple times at an RV park on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at Prospect Park, located at Robb Street and 44th Avenue. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle that had damaged a fence in the area at 1 a.m.

“When I woke up, I saw a bunch of police cars out here,” resident Dennis Warren said.

Officer Fischer is pictured last Halloween giving an aspiring recruit a tour of the department (Photo courtesy of Wheat Ridge Police Department)

One officer was stabbed several times by a suspect and taken to the hospital. The officer underwent surgery Wednesday morning. He is recovering at the hospital with his family, WRPD said.

“We are all very concerned for him his family all of our attention is there, and we are hoping for the best in regards to his recovery and that’s all we can do right now,” Sara Spaulding, WRPD spokesperson said.

The officer has been identified as Allan Fischer, a nearly 20-year veteran of the department. WRPD tweeted that his family is asking for privacy during his recovery time at the hospital.

The suspect has been identified as Andre Jones, 29. Police said the suspect was driving a stolen U-Haul.

“I don’t know if the guy was trying to hide from them or what. The way he was parked in that space, he was at a bad angle,” resident Terry Hardey said.

Jones is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.