Crime takes a bite out of McGruff

Boston Police report a man complied with police orders to drop the knife he was holding as he followed a woman he knew out of a residence on Faywood Avenue in East Boston last night

But that still left him with his teeth:

As officers were in the process of subduing the suspect, the suspect began biting and kicking the arresting officers. At one point, the suspect even tried to gain control of one of the officer’s firearms. After a lengthy struggle, officers were able to handcuff the suspect and take him into custody.

One of the arresting officers was transported to Mass General Hospital where he was treated for bite wounds to his leg and both hands.

The man, whom police did not identify, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.



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