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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Officer reports being bitten while arresting man in Waikiki

Advertiser Staff

A 29-year-old Hawaii man was arrested early Wednesday after he allegedly bit a police officer on the leg while being arrested in Waikiki.

Police said a patrol officer saw a scuffle taking place on a sidewalk shortly before 4 a.m. and went to investigate.

A suspect in the scuffle ran away, but the officer caught up with and arrested him on suspicion of third-degree assault, police said.

They said that while the suspect was being arrested, he bit the officer on the leg and was then arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

A 27-year-old man involved in the scuffle that caught the officer's attention decided not to pursue a complaint against the other man.