Topeka officer bitten by man he was trying to arrest

August 11, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Authorities say a Topeka police officer suffered minor injuries when he was bitten by a man he was trying to take into custody.

According to reports 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.

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