Man ‘acting erratically’ bites Winnipeg police officer during arrest: WPS

Winnipeg police say an officer sustained a “minor lower-body injury” Saturday night while arresting a man who police say was “acting erratically, causing a disturbance and being aggressive toward members of the public.”

The Winnipeg Police Service says the wellness check happened around 11:30 p.m. at an apartment building on Kennedy Street.

Officers allege the man was outside having “an agitated chaotic event” they believe was drug-induced.

“Due to his erratic, unpredictable behaviour, officers attempted to place him in handcuffs for their safety, the safety of the general public, and his safety,” WPS said in a news release.

Police say while he was being handcuffed, the man bit and officer and attempted to bite a second one. The injured officer was treated in hospital.

The suspect was also taken to hospital, in stable condition, and was later released.

Winnipeg police say during the arrest, tenants from the apartment building threw objects from their balconies, allegedly at the officers.

“Neither officers nor members of the public were struck or injured by the thrown articles,” WPS said.

A 42-year-old Winnipeg man is facing two charges of assaulting a peace officer, among other offences. He was detained in custody.

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