DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade returned to work on Wednesday just one day after he was stabbed and rushed to the hospital.

Tade was stabbed early Tuesday afternoon close to Denver Fire Department Station No. 1, located near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard. He was in a black, unmarked SUV.

Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade was stabbed on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade was stabbed on Tuesday (credit: CBS)


Marlene Zacevich-Rodriguez, 42, was arrested in connection with the stabbing. She was being held for investigation of aggravated assault. Final charges will be determined by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Marlene Zacevich-Rodriguez in a mugshot from a previous arrest for DUI in 2009 (credit: Denver Police Department)

Marlene Zacevich-Rodriguez in a mugshot from a previous arrest (credit: Denver Police Department)

Tade was stabbed in his hand and has a superficial injury to his right leg. He returned to work on Wednesday.