**Updated** Manhunt underway for suspect in attempted murder of Bridgewater Police officer

Bridgewater Police

**Updated at 1:11 p.m.**

The Bridgewater Police Service (BPS) says a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Tobias Charles Doucette in connection to an attempted murder and domestic assault in the community on Monday.

Officers responded around 11:00 p.m. to a third-party domestic violence complaint at the Bridgewater Hotel on High Street in the community.

Police say once they were inside, the male attacked responding officers with an edged weapon, striking one in the neck before fleeing the area on foot.

In a tweet at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday, BPS said they and the Nova Scotia RCMP were looking for an adult male in the south end and advised anyone who say anything in their back yard to call police.

A more detailed description of the suspect came in the form of a release issued to the Bridgewater Police Service Facebook page around 4:00 a.m.

Police described the suspect as an Indigenous male in his early thirties who stands 6'1" tall and weighs 220 pounds with brown hair, green eyes, no shirt, no shoes and was wearing black shorts.

An emergency alert was issued shortly after 6:00 a.m. Tuesday that said a man was at large after stabbing a Bridgewater Police officer, the weapon had not been recovered, and that police were actively searching for him.

The alert said the suspect was last seen in wooded areas and back yards near the south edge of town.

In a second Facebook post shortly before noon, police identified the suspect as Tobias Charles Doucette of Bridgewater.

Police say he is charged with Attempted Murder of a Bridgewater Police Sergeant and Assault on his common law partner.

BPS say the domestic violence victim is no longer at risk and is in a safe location after having been treated for minor injuries in hospital.

At the time of the post, police said the injured officer was in surgery in the Capital Health Region.

The post says there have been no confirmed sightings of the suspect since the emergency alert was issued, and anyone who witnesses suspicious persons related to this matter are asked to avoid contact and immediately call police.