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Topeka officer bitten by man he was trying to arrest

August 11, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Topeka police officer suffered minor injuries when he was bitten by a man he was trying to take into custody.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the incident happened Friday afternoon when police were called for a man refusing to leave another person’s apartment.

Shortly after the first officers arrived, a call went out for an officer in need of assistance, drawing a large police response.

The officer bitten was taken to a local hospital with injuries that included broken skin. Three other officers were taken to a local hospital for decontamination for exposure to blood and pepper spray.

The man accused of biting the office also was taken to a hospital with more serious injuries, although police did not detail what his injuries were.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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