NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) – Two Newark police officers were stabbed while responding to a domestic violence call Thursday, officials said.

The stabbings happened in a building lobby at the Aston Heights apartment complex in the 600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard around 4:45 p.m., according to Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé.

The domestic incident involved a fight between a woman who lives in the building and her boyfriend who is a frequent visitor, according to building staff. A security guard on duty witnessed the argument and called 911.

When police responded, the boyfriend allegedly stabbed two of the officers. The suspect was then taken into custody.

Both officers were hospitalized in stable condition and are expected to survive, authorities said.