Police in California say they have caught a man who they say bit off part of a police officer’s finger as he was being led off a train.
Los Angeles police officers were patrolling the Metro Red Line on April 27 at 10:15 a.m. when they saw a guy on the train with “narcotic paraphernalia,” according to a news release the department posted on Twitter.
Officials said that police helped the man get off the train so that they could do a drug probe.
LAPD News: NR23107NE: Suspect Arrested for Mayhem on MTA Redline pic.twitter.com/lZVeAyrcgm
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) April 28, 2023
The man “became violent and fought with the officers,” according to the police.
Officials said that the man bit off part of a police sergeant’s finger during the fight.
Officials said that the cop was taken to a hospital to get care.
“It can be a little scary here sometimes,” Dexter Norwood, a witness, told KTLA. “You just have to be aware of what’s going on around you.”
Doctors told KTLA that the officer’s thumb could not be put back on.
Officials say the man was held on charges of causing damage and refusing to follow an order from the government.
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