Authorities say a state trooper’s bullet-proof vest saved him from serious injuries when he was stabbed in the chest by a suicidal teenager in central New York.

Authorities say a state trooper’s bullet-proof vest saved him from serious injuries when he was stabbed in the chest by a suicidal teenager in central New York.

State police say Trooper Eric Weingartner responded late Sunday night to a report of a suicidal teen at a home in the Wayne County village of Sodus.

Officials say Weingartner determined that the 14-year-old boy should be transported for a mental evaluation.  Police say the teen then took a knife that he had been concealing and stabbed the trooper in the chest.

Officials say Weingartner was uninjured because of his bullet-proof vest.

The teen was charged with attempted aggravated assault of a police officer and sent to a Rochester hospital for a mental health evaluation.